Whatever happened to glossy screens?

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  1. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male Super Tweaker

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    So yesterday I was at the Xiaomi store here in Dubai and I ended up buying a Xiaomi Redmi 4X phone (more on that later). While I was at the store, I noticed they have laptops that looks like MacBook Airs and Pros but are running Windows. So I played a little bit with one and man, the screen on that thing! My Gosh it's so crisp and smooth. It felt like I was holding a paper in my hand for how crisp it was. The animations were also buttery smooth. I never felt this way even on my 120hz screen on my MSI laptop.

    After seeing the review below, the guy mentions that it's an IPS Glossy screen. That's probably why it looks so good. Now I'm not the type of person who cares about screen glare as I'm at home when using a laptop and I really miss the clarity of those glossy screens. Whatever happened to them? Is there a way that I can put a glossy screen in my MSI GT73VR Titan Pro?

     
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    If it had an eDP 40 pin cable, and the frame itself fit properly, pretty sure you could, but the question is would it even work. You would absolutely lose Gsync, and might have a VERY big chance of losing brightness control.
     
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    yeah that's the answer I didn't wanna hear :(

    I don't know who's smart idea was it to get rid of glossy screens completely. You should've just seen that screen on that cheap Chinese taptop, you'd throw up after looking at out 120hz/5ms GSYNC screen. I always thought this was one of the best screens that I've had on a taptop until I saw that glossy screen then I was like....

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    I don't know, I have had a few glossy screens, and yes the colors are amazing, bright and crisp.....but after a while, I started noticing my reflection more and more and didn't like what I saw....:eek:.
     
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    Glossy screens are great for indoor, low ambient light usage. Colors really pop compared to most AG laptop screens with coating quality ranging from mediocre to downright degrading on image quality.
     
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    I have a hard time NOT finding a glossy screen in a laptop. I avoid them like the plague. The reflection is annoying as heck. Maybe if I were gorgeous I wouldn't care. :p But seriously it gets overly annoying, not to mention any finger prints stand out a lot. But that's just me. I think a matte screen can look just as good if it has high brightness and contrast and high refresh rate. But they're always middle of the road in quality.
     
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    Seconded, I can't stand glossy screens. More vivid colors are useless if you can't see them for the reflections.
     
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    To each his own, but when I saw that glossy screen my jaw nearly dropped from how beautiful it looked. I'd rather deal with reflections than have a pale looking screen (comparatively)
     
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    Depends how frequently you're in a brightly lit space/near a window/outside.

    The iPad glossy screen looks great, but is unusable in a sunny park.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    I personally hate glossy screens, and prefer semi-matte. Noticeable reflections annoy me very much.
     
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