Apple has begun offering a matte display (antiglare) screen as a build-to-order option on the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Previously only available as an option on the 17-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has been expected to widen availability of this element.

Customers purchasing a 15-inch MacBook Pro can order one with a matte screen directly from Apple. There’s a cost, though, this sets you back $50 in the US and £40 in the UK.

The matte screen is listed under the configuration options and is available for all three 15-inch MacBook Pro models.

Apple makes a point of saying the hi-gloss screen  "lets you view graphics, photos, and videos with richer colors and deeper blacks".  However, we know more than a few people who will forgo that for less shiny.

 

Display

The 15-inch MacBook Pro comes with a 1440-by-900-pixel LED-backlit display. Choose a standard glossy display that lets you view graphics, photos, and videos with richer colors and deeper blacks, or an optional antiglare display.

About glossy and antiglare
Choose the glossy widescreen display to make your graphics, photos, and videos appear with richer colors and deeper blacks — great for watching DVD movies. If you prefer a display with antiglare coating for a matte rather than glossy viewing experience, choose the antiglare widescreen display.

Important note:The actual size of the display is the same (15-inch diagonal) on both models. The antiglare display has a silver frame (border) around the display.
The actual size of the display is the same (15-inch diagonal) on both models. The antiglare display has a silver frame (border) around the display.

 

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