Matte display

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Reflection of a fluorescent ceiling light, as seen in a glossy screen (left) and matte screen (right).

A matte display is an electronic display with a matte surface. Matte displays feature a light-scattering antireflection layer, which reduces reflectivity at the cost of decreased contrast and color intensity under dimly lit conditions.[1]

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  1. ^ Johnson, Joel. "LCD Monitors: Glossy vs. Matte" Archived 2007-11-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Popular Mechanics. April 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2007.

Further references

  • CIE No38-1977: Radiometric and photometric characteristics of materials and their measurement
  • CIE No 44-1979: Absolute methods for reflection measurements
  • CIE No17.4-1987: International lighting vocabulary, 4th ed. (Joint publication IEC/CIE)
  • John C. Stover, Optical Scattering, Measurement and Analysis, SPIE Press, 1995

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