New Samsung laptops to feature matte screensA welcome response to consumer demand

31 August 2011

89%The percentage of Which? Conversation readers that voted in favour of matte screens.

Samsung has today announced that its new Chronos laptops will feature non-reflective, anti-glare, matte screens.

Matte screens on laptops have become increasingly less common recently, despite demand from consumers. The new line up, including the Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z, will launch later this year in the UK.

See our exclusive hands on video of the new Samsung Series 7 700Z laptop for more details and specifications.

Which? Conversation readers prefer matte

In a recent poll of 1,667 Which? Conversation readers, 1,491 respondents (89%) said that they would rather have a laptop with a matte screen than a glossy screen.

The article also provoked almost 50 comments from readers, most of whom voiced their matte screen preferences. 

Have your say on the return of the Matte, at Which? Conversation.

Which? Technology expert, Ben Stevens, said: 'It's great to see a large manufacturer like Samsung so nimbly respond to consumer demand. It will be interesting to see how well these new laptops sell and how other laptop manufacturers respond'.

Which? Tech Daily

The new Samsung laptops are one of a number of announcements that will be made at the IFA 2011 technology show in Berlin. To keep up-to-date with all the news from the show, go to our Tech Daily Blog, where you'll find news and videos of all the latest products.

The new laptops will be tested in the Which? lab when they launch, to see how the fare against other models. For more information, read our laptop reviews.