Originally Posted by NasserAE
Where was this study when we had glossy CRT monitors and standard TV sets years back? I even remember using glossy monitor filters at that time.
CRT monitors have a convex face, not flat like an LCD. That made the problem an order of magnitude or two less serious. Even then, many CRT monitors were made with matte surfaces. Anti glare filters were necessary in many cases even though the problem was less serious than with flat panels.
All you have done is drawn attention to, and highlighted, how appalling Apple's use of flat gloss screens is, not justified it.
Originally Posted by Maestro64
This comes form a country, where crocks, and sharks can kill and eat you, more people are stung by jellyfish, where a kangaroo could kick your ass, and more people die in cars because of impact with kangaroo, I think there is more to worry about then whether stupid people know how to adjust their screen to reduce glare..
And the gloss screen comes from a country where the populace is heavily armed and over 75K people are killed with them per annum. Why shouldn't we be surprised.
Originally Posted by KindredMac
stop the whining already......
If people really hated them that much don't you think the MacBook would be a horrible sales flop?
I've had my glossy MacBook since the first gen was introduced and I have no issues with it whatsoever.
Just because they sell, doesn't mean people like them. I hate mine with a passion. I only bought it because my previous Powerbook died. I would have much preferred to have waited a few years until they bring back matte screens, but I had little choice if I wanted to keep using OSX. I didn't buy the plastic macbook because I didn't think it was structurally strong enough for my purposes. I now think I probably made an error and should have bought one. The Macbook has lousy audio, a lousy audio jack, no firewire and a wretched screen. If I had known about the first two issues prior to purchasing it, I don't think I would have bought it.
I think I wouldn't be the only person to buy an Apple with a gloss screen despite
the screen, not because of it.