Cons of Glossy Display

Glossy displays have more shiny finish as compared to matte displays. They also have much better color vibrancy and better contrast than matte displays. This makes them produce better image quality. However, they are not without disadvantages. let us look at some cons on these glossy laptop displays.

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  1. Fingerprint magnet

Glossy displays are notorious in attracting fingerprints and other smudges. The fingerprints are clearly visible on the screen because glossy displays reflect light thereby illuminating the fingerprints. Too many smudges and fingerprints can make your laptop screen look dirty and unappealing. Besides, they can even make some parts of the display to become difficult to see. To have a clear and clean screen, you will need to clean your glossy screen regularly since that is the only way to clean it and free it from dirt, smudges and fingerprints.

  1. Screen reflections

Glossy displays are typically very reflective. It is their reflective nature that makes glossy displays almost impossible to use in bright rooms and outdoors. The only effective way to deal with the reflections forming or the reflective nature of these displays is to get an anti-reflective or an anti-glare cover. You can also tilt your display at a certain angle where the reflective lights don’t affect the screen too much. These displays are reflective because there is no layer or coating on the display that can scatter the light rays. There is only a smooth glass.

  1. Glare

There is normally a lot light coming from a laptop screen as it receives full light from the backlight. The light can be too much for the eye if it is not controlled. Glossy displays don’t have any layer that can protect the eye from the glare. Therefore, you will suffer from eye strains, headaches, discomfort and macular degeneration. If you use glossy display for a long time, you will not be protected properly from these effects.

A 2008 study found that disturbances and glares from light reflections on the glossy screens may be the cause of photosensitive epileptic, headaches, eye strains, and many other mild to severe adverse health effects that could result from light reflections.


To conclude, glossy displays are great but they are not good for the eye. If you don’t have any anti-glare protector, then you should avoid using glossy screen laptops for long hours. However, they are great screens for photography, film making and so on because they produce high quality images and videos. Provided you won’t be staring at your laptop for long hours on a daily basis, then glossy screen laptop is your best bet. is professional Computer Screen Display trading and repaire wholesale provider, mainly focused on the screens for Dell,HP,Lenovo,Apple,ASUS,Acer and Microsoft.