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I understand the difference between the two, but does the glossy really produce a much, noticeably, better picture? I prefer less or no glare, but I don't want to sacrifice too much picture quality. Side by side would the glossy be noticeably better? Im referring to a qnix 1440p.
 

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Count me in as a glossy panel user.
 

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Semi-gloss. The best of both worlds. I.e. the type of matte coating that is found on monitors such as the Asus PB278Q and the Dell U2713HM. It is incredibly close to a glossy finish, but doesn't have any of the reflection that a glossy panel is plagued with. And it doesn't wash out colors either.
 

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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

Semi-gloss. The best of both worlds. I.e. the type of matte coating that is found on monitors such as the Asus PB278Q and the Dell U2713HM. It is incredibly close to a glossy finish, but doesn't have any of the reflection that a glossy panel is plagued with. And it doesn't wash out colors either.
This. Glossy definitely gives you better picture quality but for me, the glare is just not worth it. I love the coating on my Dell.
 

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I'd say matte has better picture quality, because I can actually see the picture. With a glossy screen, instead of the picture I see my face, or the lamp, or the window...unless it's the middle of the night and all lights are out. Then maybe a glossy is better.
 

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You may find this article a useful read. It explores the visual differences between the image on a matte and glossy screen and why that's the case. It also goes on to explore so-called 'semi glossy' screens and some funky alternatives that have or are being researched.
 
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