PC Pro Magazine in the UK polled readers about their preference for glossy or matte computer screens. Not surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of readers wanted matte/non-reflective screens. I wholeheartedly agree with my UK computer using brethren. I dislike my MacBook’s glossy screen, and I also dislike the exorbitant extra cost to upgrade to a matte screen. Unfortunately for some, matte finishes are not available on their computers, including the new iMac. I suppose the industry’s shift to glossy screens is money: I suspect that it is cheaper to install a piece of clear gorilla glass over an LCD than the extra processing that would be required for a matte finish. However, the economy of scale of shifting everything back to a matte finish should diminish the cost across the industry. Why are we still locked into the gloss? I want matte.
Read the poll results here: Glossy vs matte screens: why the PC industry’s out of touch | PC Pro blog.