Originally posted by sunilraman
Originally posted by gooddog
Also, why is "glossy" being presented as a feature ?
Because it is all the rage in PC-notebook land. Some people think it makes all the images on the notebook brighter, more attractive, richer, have deeper blacks, and be more "lickable" as one poster put it.
It is increasingly available in desktop LCDs too.
There is at least a little merit when compared against the diffuse screen covers. Any incident light would tend to scatter and wash out the image a little bit, making blacks and dark colors look a little washed out in comparison. Reflective objects usually have a low diffusion factor so side-incident light doesn't wash out the darks, but have the drawback of glare on more direct light.
Personally, I'd like to see a smooth screen with the anti-glare treatments I included on my CRT and my glasses. There, glare and diffusion are not much of an issue, so I see the image, not my reflection or glare.