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What do you guys think of glossy and anti-glare display panels? I'm not sure if there are glossy monitors but I think there are. I said this because I am talking specifically about laptops. Companies (Dell, HP, etc) claim with the glossy panel and whatever proprietary technology they have on it you get better visual views (for a lack of a better term) and have approximately a 10% higher contrast ratio compared to anti-glare. I would like to go with glossy, whether this is a gimmick or not. However, an obvious con (it might not really affect a lot of people but is definitely a con) is that the glossy panels allow you to see reflections of yourself and your surroundings. Opinions? Thanks
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i would go with the glossy panel... they look sow much better. as long as you dont have it at the perfect angle to reflect the sun into your eyes you dont really see much of a reflection. i was going to get a glossy panel when i was looking at monitors and i noticed it was $350 for 19"
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I would go with a glossy panel, in my opinion they look better, and give better effects, and bring a richer quality to the picture.
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Originally Posted by ThePenguinator. View Post
I would go with a glossy panel, in my opinion they look better, and give better effects, and bring a richer quality to the picture.
+1

Colors are much more vivid on my new HP w2007 than they were on my Samsung 205BW. It replace an anti glare panel and I actually got MORE glare on the anti-glare screen because of scattered light from the window my desk is next to. Some times of day it would be almost unviewable... with the glossy screen I have it at an angle where all the sun is reflected from my eyes so I see almost no glare at all.
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Glossy, my laptop with a glossy screen looks 10000x better than my desktop monitor with an anti-glare finish.
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I'm on the glossy side as well. After comparing the HP monitors with Sammys and Gateways, the HP's glossy screen is amazing! I can understand how people may complain about reflections or lighting affecting your vision, but I personally don't get bothered by it. You can see yourself if you put a black background on your desktop, but I was and still too busy looking at the rich colors of the icons. I personally don't think the reflection is a problem because its not a perfect mirror image and the monitor performs so well that it won't even be a problem.
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post #7 of 13
Each has its own pros and cons.

http://www.screentekinc.com/pixelbright-lcds.shtml does a good job explaining how each type works and its goods/bads which helps you make your decision.

Personally, if its gaming, I like antiglare which allows for more concentration but I love glossy for movies and etc.
 
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I don't like it too much.. If your watching a dark movie and playing a dark game. You see your reflection and not the actual game too much.
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post #9 of 13
go for anti-glare unless your not in a sunny room... its a pain when you get reflections in your screen all the time
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Each has its own pros and cons.

Personally, if its gaming, I like antiglare which allows for more concentration but I love glossy for movies and etc.
Agreed.

Glossy absolutely sucks for gaming, IMO. The reflections are so distracting! Very nice for movies and stuff, though.
    
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