(If you're a big fan of glossy displays, you can probably skip this post)
I've been gushing about the MacBook Air to anyone that will listen for the past week, but I have to admit that now that I'm back from Macworld Expo the Kool Aid is starting to wear off.Don't get me wrong, I haven't canceled my order or anything, but I'm really becoming troubled by Apple's move exclusively to glossy displays. What started as an option on the MacBook Pro, became the only choice on the MacBook. Then the iMac. And now the MacBook Air.
The glossy screen annoys me so because of the incredible amount of glare that it reflects. Sure, it might be ok in a dimly lit studio, but as soon as you're near an outdoor window it's as reflective as a mirror. This effect is exponentially worse when used outdoors or in a car, train or airplane–the prime locations for using a notebook computer. Have you ever used a glossy display during the day in a vehicle? It's horrible. Especially if you have a light-colored shirt on.
I can't believe that Apple made the MBA exclusively glossy. In fact, I'm pissed. I'm getting myself more and more worked up as I write this, so I need to take a deep breath and go to bed.
Maybe I'll wake up tomorrow to find out the the MBA's glossy display was just a bad dream...