[X4U] I knew it would happen-antiglare screens back

Crandon David tabdave at ca.rr.com
Tue Apr 13 09:07:57 PDT 2010

Well, I looked a little bit further into it, and it appears its not a  
real antireflection coating. It's the previous matte screen. I think  
this because, while they don't really describe it well, the word  
"matte" is used in the description, and it's only a $150 option,  
which is less than I would expect to actually coat a glass screen  
with AR. Oh well, better than nothing...

On Apr 13, 2010, at 8:30 AM, Crandon David wrote:

> I knew it would happen. I was really disappointed (as an  
> optometrist) when Apple jumped on the bandwagon a year or two ago  
> and made their laptops with glossy screens.
> Glossy screens increase glare and whether you realize it or not,  
> increase the tendency towards eyestrain, tired eye's, headaches,  
> etc. It was the fashionable thing to do, so Apple switched to them.  
> When looking at a glossy screen in the showroom, it has a bigger  
> WOW factor.
> Well, in the new lineup, an antiglare screen is back! Not sure yet  
> if it's back to the "matte" type screen or if they are staying with  
> glass and adding an antireflection coating.
> It would be cool if it was a real antireflection coating. AR  
> coatings for glasses have been vastly improved in the last couple  
> of years to be antistatic, much more scratch resistant and easier  
> to clean. The cost may have come down enough for them to be on the  
> huge surface of a laptop now.
> Yeah.
> David Crandon, O.D.
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