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Hello !

I would like to know , how big is the difference between Matte screen/display and glossy screen/display ?

I guess I am going to buy Dell Vostro 3750 , because I can't seem to find any other good deals under 1200$ for 17 inch , 2 core or higher , 2 gb ram or higher , mid range or higher GPU laptops. Fell free to recommend anything else if you'd like. My first concern would be display.

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So , here are 2 Vostors 3750. The first one has '' Anti-Glare '' display - I guess it's Matte. And the second one has '' Glossy type ''.

From what I read , dell is not making Vostor's 3750 with Matte displays any-more. But I guess some may be out there as in 1st link ?

I would hate seeing reflection in screen , but also would hate seeing not colourful , bright picture. I saw some pictures of comparisons where there are 2 laptops - both same , but one has glossy and other one has matte screen. The matte one looked like the glossy one , except you couldn't see the reflection , and on matte one I think picture was much better , but , from other hand , I saw some pics like that and there was the opposite - glossy was like mirror except colours were brilliant , and matte was not bright , like colours were gray.





What about Vostor 3750 then , matte display is any good in pic quality like glossy ?


What do you girls / guys think , which one should I take ? I hope they are not both the same , only display type changed '' for fun ''
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i have a glossy screen on my laptop and my best friend has a matte screen on his. i've never had any problems with mine except it is hard to see in direct sunlight. i think the matte screen looks better though. its personal preference though. go to a best buy or staples etc. and compare different types of screens so you can find out what your preference is.
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i have a glossy screen on my laptop and my best friend has a matte screen on his. i've never had any problems with mine except it is hard to see in direct sunlight. i think the matte screen looks better though. its personal preference though. go to a best buy or staples etc. and compare different types of screens so you can find out what your preference is.

I think I want matte screen , then , but do you think the 1st link really has Dell Vostro 3750 with Matte screen ? Matte = anti glossy I guess ..
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glossy does look nice, but I like matte better because of how reflective glossy screens are. it makes it impossible to see something when theres light through the window or when you're outside.
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glossy does look nice, but I like matte better because of how reflective glossy screens are. it makes it impossible to see something when theres light through the window or when you're outside.


Yeah , I currently have a glossy screen on my laptop , it's nice , but preety hard to see , even inside at day.

Do you think this Vostro 3750 anti-glossy [ matte ? ] will have also good picture ?
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the matte screen should be at least acceptable.

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Each screen has its advantages and disadvantages, which is why manufacturers waver between the two. Glossy screens produce an image that's generally regarded as "richer." Admittedly, that's a nebulous term, but essentially it means there is more color depth and vibrancy. On the downside, glossy screens are more susceptible to glare, reflecting light from windows and light bulbs. And they tend to show fingerprints and smudges more readily, especially when they are off.

Matte screens tend to handle glare better, due to a polarized coating over the glass that diffuses ambient light. A side effect of the matte finish is a slight blurring, reduced contrast and a narrower viewing angle.

Which is better is a matter of environment and personal preference. If the screen is in a room that's generally dark, consider a glossy finish. In a controlled environment it offers a best-case picture. But I wouldn't be too afraid of a matte finish. Most of us use our screens in mixed light where the minor qualitative difference is offset by the anti-reflective benefit.
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Definitely matte, you don't even lose that much quality
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Go with a matte screen, I hate the glossy screen on my VAIO.
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Matte by far. I hate my glossy. The glare is atrocious. You can't see it outside or in heavy light.

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You will get tired of seeing your fugly fat face all the time, get matte now!



JK, but my current laptop is uber glossy and I hate it.
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