Why glare is a bad thing on a notebook

Summary:PC Magazine Labs decided to install Windows 7 (build 6801) on a new MacBook Pro and although it installed ok, things quickly went down hill after that.When I watched their video I couldn't get past how bad the glare is on these new machines, even indoors.

PC Magazine Labs decided to install Windows 7 (build 6801) on a new MacBook Pro and although it installed ok, things quickly went down hill after that.

When I watched their video I couldn't get past how bad the glare is on these new machines, even indoors. Check out the glare starting about 9 seconds into the clip, it's like a mirror. I don't think that I can tolerate that level of glare, but people tell me that it's ok and that "all you have to do is tilt the screen."

Glossy/glassy screens = glare and no one can convince me otherwise. Tell me about your thoughts on notebook glare in the Talkback.

Topics: Software, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Operating Systems, Windows

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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