Originally Posted by Splinemodel
gastroboy: if you're going to vent your spleen, vent at Apple. There's nothing we can do about it.
Apple blocks criticism of products on their Forums, even though plenty of users picked up on this. All you can do is use the feedback forms which is basically yelling into the void.
With that said, I've had glossy screen laptops for years, and it hasn't been a problem. The iMac panel is less-glarey than those laptops. In fact, barring usage in direct light it's not glarey at all.
Not true. For a start these screen are massive compared with laptops and perched up on their stands seem to pick up specular highlights to the left and right of you. The glass is only tinted and is full gloss. Also you tend to look down on a laptop which means your reflected view is low as well.
Using a matte-finished screen in direct light washes out the picture, so it's not like, all of the sudden, we can't use our screens in direct light.
Since you are attached to a power chord it is unlikely you will be out in direct sunlight using these which only muddies the issue. What you will be doing is dealing with open bright windows or ceiling lights which these screens pick up brilliantly.
Take a step back and look at your posts. It looks like you're running on some kind of personal vendetta. Give it a rest, or simply don't buy an iMac if it's such a big deal to you.
Take a look at your own posts. Many Mac users think they are on a crusade to protect Apple from ANY criticsm no matter how well founded. Thanks to them Apple has continued to get away with the "Apple knows best" tactics that drives away most PC users and keeps persistent Mac users such as myself in often untenable positions.
Apple seems hell bent on shaking off its critical professional base in favor of the newly suckered in, easily duped amateurs it now targets. Essentially it wants a more manipulatable consumer who is attracted to the superficial and will buy into a cycle of "fashion statements" and get rid of them when they don't look "Hot" anymore.
In otherwords the same "Junk" computing as PCs.
Ofcourse I am not going to buy these models, despite I have waited cash-in-hand for them for over 12 months.