Yes, Matte screen please!
Also agree! Matte Screens are way better to work with!!
Matte or glossy, I would love to have an option for greater colour gamut. I read that they will be offering 100%sRGB, that’s good enough for content consumption but not for content creation. An option for 100% Adobe RGB or 100% DCI-P3 would be great for content creators. That said, Resolution is not a problem for me, I’m not very attracted towards 4K and all, 1080 will work completely fine. (I do photography)
For those who can’t live without a matte screen, given that Framework has probably already ordered thousands of glossy screens (assuming that, since the team didn’t answer here), would you consider using a matte screen protector for a while? (Presumably matte option will evantually appear in the Framework Marketplace). Seems like a lower-tech solution compared with buying a disposable laptop from whatever major vendor has matte available these days.
I have been using a matte screen protector on my Garmin GPS for years. Could not understand why Garmin went glossy.
Visibility in that application is certainly acceptable.
Here’s an official response from the team on another post:
This is actually what I ended up doing on my ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3, which is the laptop~tablet that I use when I’m at a client. I wanted a 3:2 screen so bad (and a TrackPoint and a very good keyboard) that I decided that adding a matte screen protector could be a workaround. Putting it properly was tricky but I was successful in doing this and I can’t complain today.
So yes, this is the way I would go with the Framework laptop because it has a lot of great things, especially a 3:2 screen ratio. I would love to be able to get a 7-row keyboard, probably as much as having a TrackPoint. Honestly, a good-quality-keys-7-row keyboard + TrackPoint + 3:2 HiDPI screen = me paying $4,000, even if I have to add a matte screen protector. EDIT : assuming that a matte screen protector will exist. I will make sure that it does exist and it’s of good quality before buying the Framework laptop.
The matte option would make this laptop perfect.
Another vote for matte. Re: a touch screen though, on a laptop like this it has little utility when you actually use it in real life.
Just another vote for a matte screen. Was going to pre-order and found it wasn’t an option. Will 100% order if/when it’s available. After using a laptop with one I can’t go back to glossy.
Adding another vote for a matte screen, honestly dealing with the glare is a dealbreaker in my book.
welp… this is a pretty big bummer:
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Not buying if there isn’t an option for matte screens. Absolutely not negotiable.
I’m a geezer-nerd with poor eyesight. Glossy screen is totally unacceptable - a no-go for me.
What matte screen option as well!
but we do have anti-glare coatings on the display to make it super usable in most lighting conditions.
This is not true. Screen is very glossy and “anti-glare coating” even if it is present is not helping at all.
I would have already bought one if a matte screen was an option. I even searched for a matte replacement screen but could not find one. If I can find a matte replacement screen, I’ll probably buy at least one DIY model. I doubt I’d be happy with a matte screen protector.
Any chances this is coming in near future?
Matte screens are essentially glossy screens with a permanent matte layer on top. A good quality matte screen protector provides virtually the same thing. Head on over to the matte screen protector thread for an idea of peoples’ experiences before ruling it out.
Please forgive my ignorance, but I find myself wondering if a matte bezel is possible.