Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Subjective. And that's the crux of the whole thing. People who prefer matte think their way is the only way. I know; I USED TO BE ONE OF THEM. Then I actually used a glossy display and accepted how stupid it was to have thought matte was worth lying about.
Two problems with this comment:
1) "People who prefer matte think their way is the only way."
If you'd read what I, and many others have written, you'd see that what you're saying is a flat out lie. I don't begrudge others from liking what I find to be an inferior product. I have stated repeatedly that my way is NOT the only way. What is unacceptable, though, is having no option whatsoever to buy a standard matte display (not super-hires, retina, etc.). If you go back and read your comments and mine, you'll see that it's your comments that have the my-way-or-the-highway tone. I personally cannot use a display with reflections. If you think reflections are acceptable, that's fine, I really don't care.
You should really apologize for making false accusations. Not that I believe you'd ever stoop to admitting you're wrong...
2) "to have thought matte was worth lying about."
Did you really lie to people about the matte/glossy issue? Because I never have. Or are you implying that others are lying? Because it's really easy to position a matte display so there are no DISCERNIBLE reflections. Seeing an area of the screen that's somewhat brighter than the rest of the screen is vastly different from seeing a fully-focused reflection of whatever happens to be behind you. Or your own face. Or the various lights that other people in the room are using, etc. Conversely, it's very difficult to position a glossy display where those things aren't fully focusable right on your screen.
After this conversation, I made a point to go into Best Buy yesterday to take another look at the retina 15" MacBook. Sadly, it's actually not even as good as what I'd remembered seeing during a brief visit to the Apple store a few weeks ago. I was able to diddle around and find a position that would have been acceptable to work, but it was a challenge, and frankly, when you're working in various locations all the time it's rarely possible to create those kinds of ideal lighting environments.
The only people that are lying are those who claim there are no reflections. They ARE there, it's just a matter of whether or not people can push them aside, mentally.
Edited by Blah64 - 10/12/12 at 10:36pm