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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
What is your opinion for the best display for coding and reading text - display or matte?
I have both and I find glossy is much easier to clean without leaving marks even with a damp micro fibre cloth.
I may soon by buying a new travel laptop and can't decide between a matte, anti-glare screen or glossy.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I recall being stuck in LAX because of a flight delayed at the last minute due to a thunderstorm in SF. It was sunny outside and the only vacant seats in the waiting area were lit, plus I was wearing a white T-shirt. It was so absolutely, totally impossible to use the company's laptop that I'd sworn to never ever buy one with a glossy display. YMMV.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Glossy reflects a lot of ambient light, so in outdoor situations it can be very hard to read unless it has an incredibly strong backlight. It seems a lot of machines don't even have the matte option any more though so you may not even have a choice.
For indoor work with no lights in the reflection path, glossy seems to have brighter and more vibrant colors.
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