17" Macbook Pro Screens

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Max Hertz
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Apple offers two types of screen, normal and glossy.
Glossy is supposed to have better colour saturation and darker blacks.
Which kind of screen is better for editing purposes?
Would glossy be more accurate for colour correction?

Cheers for any feedback on this.

Chris Commons
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Hi there,

When I saw the glossy screen it does appear to make images seem more saturated but as for colour accuracy I'm not so sure. For me the glossy screen gave far too much glare and I found it very hard to actually work with (dark room needed me thinks). Like I said it appears to show greater saturated images but whether thats a bit of a miss leader for video editors (final out put to broadcast etc) I don't know. If its for editing on the fly and showing clients bits and bob's it will (in the right light) probably have a bit of a wow factor.

Sorry nothing technical just an opinion

Cheers

Max Hertz
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Yeah, I also heard from another source that the glare on the glossy screen makes it unusable in a normal working environment, it needs dark conditions.

Best avoided then methinks