I was thinking about buying a MacBook Pro for coding while not at home, but suddenly realized that they all come with glossy displays. The glare/mirror effect is utterly unacceptable for me. Are there good and easy ways to fix this?

By good I mean:

  • No voiding of warranty
  • No other nasty visual side-effects (apart from slightly reducing overall brightness, which is OK)
  • No noticeable additional weight

By easy I mean, either somebody else would install it, or it may be installed by a very silly guy like me with near-zero probability of breaking anything. :)

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    For what it is worth: I'd recommend using it for a bit before installing something that isn't easy to remove. I was of your opinion before I got my latest computer, very upset that I couldn't get a matte display, and about a week in it didn't bother me at all. – dwightk Jun 19 '14 at 15:01
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    I ended up not being bothered by reflections, looks like MBP with Retina has very good glass on the display. :) – Sarge Borsch Jun 29 '14 at 9:23
  • @SargeBorsch Yeah. Normally I hate glossy monitors and get dizzy for staring too long. but Retina display doesn't feel like it's glossy at all. It's totally fine. – xji Sep 12 '15 at 19:49

Apple sells an Anti-glare filter on the online Apple Store.

An alternative is the Moshi iVisor which you can find on Amazon.

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