Anti-glare vs anti-reflective

What is the difference between anti-glare vs anti-reflective?

Anyone have a screen that’s anti-reflective?

Thanks in advance.

Anti-Glare deals with external sources of reflection off a surface – like bright sunlight or high ambient lighting conditions – and its impact on the readability of the image or information you are trying to read.

Anti-Reflection deals with both internal and external light that accumulates to reduce the light transmitted, thereby reducing the readability of the viewed image or information. As light passes from one medium to another, be it from air to solid or between solid layers, the difference between the “index of refraction” in the adjacent mediums creates transitional phase differences, thereby increasing the amount of light reflected. These reflections are cumulative, and can “wash out” the display, making the image unreadable without increasing the light output via expensive power increases.


Thanks SurfPark.

I’m just about to grab another laptop and it has the option of:

15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Infinity Edge Anti-Glare Non-touch IPS 100% sRGB 400-Nits display.

…or a…

15.6" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) Infinity Edge Anti-Reflective Touch IPS 100% sRGB 400-Nits display.

Anti-glare is about being able to see the screen without having other external lights show up.

Anti-reflection is about there being more color and darkness accuracy.

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Thanks again!

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