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First off, I want to say that I'm not posting this asking for differences. I understand the pros and cons. I want to know what options I have in terms of getting a gaming laptop with a glossy screen. Are glossy screens really that frowned upon? Here's my dilemma. My P-7811FX died and I need to get a replacement, quickly. I've researched all the major manufacturers and nothing in the i7/7XX series laptops come with a glossy screen unless I have one custom built by Xotic...... and I'm not even sure about the quality of that screen, it is an MSI display or aftermarket. I went to ComUSA to see what they had and on display was an Alienware, iBuypower, MSI, and an Asus and every single one of them the displays were AWFUL. The matte display was cloudy, it looked as if I would imagine it would be like to have cataracts. Yet these companies still don't offer a glossy display. Did these screens just happen to look bad because it was so bright inside the store? Are there any other options that I'm not aware of to get a gaming laptop with a glossy screen? Does anybody have an Xotic laptop with the Glossy upgrade that could comment on the quality? I've been banging my head against the wall, thousands of laptop combinations available yet I can't find a gaming laptop with display that brings out some color.

For what it's worth I was most impressed with this laptop out of all the gaming laptops I looked at. Great sound as I'm sure the MSI GT models are probably the same.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8143742&CatId=3998
 

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I bought my sager np9150 from xotic and I went matte. It was the best decision ever as I prefer it over my macbook pros gloss screen. I would go matte with the higher gamut if I were you.
 

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Glossy in a laptop is considered a horrible idea given the limitless opportunities for backlight reflection in a mobile environment
 

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Guess I just figured a gaming laptop wouldn't be as mobile as a 11"-13" laptop where the lighting would be different all the time. Obviously I don't speak for the majority or else my options would be greater haha. I was just terribly unimpressed with all of the mattes these supposedly 'high end' computers had. I loved the display on my P-7811FX, I'll take the glare. I just wish I had ONE option at least of something I could purchase OEM. ThePhlood you make a good point, only thing is that will still require a custom build from Xotic. Is the matte with higher gamut that much more noticeable?
 

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My Sagers NP7370 matte screen looks pretty good, and all of the reviews I've read on other Clevos say that Clevo uses some of the best TFT's (which is still not as good as a low-end IPS though). The only thing bad about my screen is the viewing angle from above, its not very good, which is weird because its fine from below and side-to-side.
 

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I have a Sager 9150. Yesterday I put a brand new Plextor M5M msata ssd in and installed windows afterwards. I now boot windows in under 10 seconds. Besides that point, I just wanted to comment and say I got the glossy screen opposed to the matte screen on this model. I have a matte screen for my desktop but opted for the glassy on my lappy. I am quite pleased with the glossy as the colors pop much better than my matte screen on my desktop. This may be because of the difference between the two because of the make but I like the glossy because it is easier to clean and I worry less about finger prints and cleaning. To each their own I suppose.
 

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Guess I just figured a gaming laptop wouldn't be as mobile as a 11"-13" laptop where the lighting would be different all the time. Obviously I don't speak for the majority or else my options would be greater haha. I was just terribly unimpressed with all of the mattes these supposedly 'high end' computers had. I loved the display on my P-7811FX, I'll take the glare. I just wish I had ONE option at least of something I could purchase OEM. ThePhlood you make a good point, only thing is that will still require a custom build from Xotic. Is the matte with higher gamut that much more noticeable?
Oh yeah, night and day, I would buy it again. It makes everything much crisper and I think it has a closer look to an IPS panel. Gloss is terrible in well lit areas too. At the end of the day it's what you want man
 

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The ultimate screen quality destroyer, is seeing a reflection of yourself and the background when watching a movie. No amount of crispiness, contract, color accuracy/vibrancy, and etc is going to compensate for the reflections. I would prefer going with matte to be safe.

I regret purchasing my N61Jq laptop. 4+ years of looking at a reflection from the morning to late afternoon despite max brightness setting.
 

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Thanks for the input. Today, I went and ordered an MSI GT70 2OC-065US from Xotic with a glossy screen upgrade. Not having seen one personally, I'm taking a chance. WOD, thanks for the recommendation. I've got my desktop for more serious stuff.
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I'll add to this thread after I get the laptop and let you all know what I think.
 

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I've had this laptop for a couple of weeks now. I'm glad I did the glossy screen upgrade. I went with the 90% gamut screen over the 74%, never seeing the 74% display I'm not sure how much of an improvement it is over the 90%. But it was well worth the $$......... if only the display wasn't defective upon arrival. If you're not a matte fan, I would highly recommend it. I've seen the matte screens on MSI's and other gaming laptops and it really takes away from the color.
 
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