Matte Option available on 15" MBP

Jan 25, 2006
Huntsville/Muscle Shoals, AL
I was holding out for the October 2008 refresh to make the move to a Mac. I was peeved at the glossy only display option on the MacBook Pros. I even signed one of those online petitions saying I wouldn’t buy until the brought back matte. I caved…bought a 15” last November and love it. I just caved again and order a 24” LED display when the refurbs dropped $100…it arrives today.

On one hand I think, “I should have waited….now I’m going to have glossy + glossy”. Then I think, “at least they will match :biggrin:”

Rant off. I am glad that the matte option is back.
Apr 23, 2009
Somewhere else
I am glad they saw the light. My MBP is due for replacement early next year, and I didn't want to deal with either replacing the screen via TechRestore, or covering it with some sort of film.
Jan 13, 2006
Well..i was in the same boat last year.
When i saw that there was no option for a mate display,i went and bought the "old" version.
Glad they brought back the mate screen.
Nov 11, 2008
The old version rocks!
Apple messing up the new MBP in so many instances, while increasing actual computing power only marginally makes me feel really, really comfortable with my buy of an "obsolete" early 2008 MBP.

Actually the difference in handling between these machines would make me not think twice, to grab an old model today over the new MBP anytime.

You just have more options with the old one.

Trying to press through a glossy only screen option in the top segment lap top market, aimed at professional users has made for a good laugh though.

Tools must be designed after usability first, design and aesthetics follow closely - every student in technical engineering learns this, starting her/his education. Apple recently has deviated from this most important rule in favour of a cleaner design quite aggressively.
Jan 28, 2009
Willow Grove, PA
I was ecstatic to hear the news even though I wasn't planning to buy a laptop for at least another year since I just picked up a mac pro. I was afraid they would stick with glossy for a very long time. I went to the local apple store and both me and my girlfriend thought it was horrible how the ceiling lights were perfectly reflecting themselves on the screen, thus making almost everything unreadable.

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