05-31-2013 12:40 PM - edited 05-31-2013 03:10 PM
There is a HUGE difference between these two 17.3" screens, and I can say unequivocally--and emphatically--that the Full High Definition Anti-glare LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080) is WAY better than the "regular" High Definition Brightview LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900). I had to learn this the hard way, because there are no "Big Box" retail stores (such as Microcenter or Best Buy) that carry 17.3" HP laptops featuring the upgraded Anti-glare screens. If they did, it would enable you to compare these two screens side by side. (The abscence of this particular display is true even in large cities such as Columbus, Ohio.) I hope I can save you and others from spending thousands of dollars to get both laptops in at the same time, and from driving hundreds of miles trying to figure this all out.
By the way, I originally posted a very lengthy reply going into technical details and my experience with these two screens, but when I hit "Post" it deleted everything. If you want, post your question/concern about either of these two screens, and I will try to respond in an expeditious manner.
07-11-2014 02:33 PM - edited 07-14-2014 09:39 AM
Brightview - Glossy finish
Good to use in room without much lighting.
Anti-Glare/Matte - Its matte finish. It has anti reflective coating.
Doesnt reflect light, so you get good viewing experience even you ave (sun) lights around.
Video/Image looks COMPARITIVELY dull (its shows original colour, where as brightview shows enhanced colours)
I prefer Brightview as I mostly use it inside my room - without much light.
Another thing is in HP - If you go for FullHD 1080p - It doesnt have Brightview display (only Matte finish).
After all its all about personal preference.
03-02-2015 05:59 PM
I just found out the hard way after paying $50 to UPGRADE to Full HD, the screen is very DULL.
I have a much cheaper HP laptop with Brightview and it is BRIGHT.
Who would have thought one would want to pay $50 for a dull screen.....
I'm going to try to return my laptop, hopefully I can since I ordered it online.....
03-21-2016 10:48 AM - edited 03-21-2016 10:53 AM
BrightView is 1600X900 resolution and highly reflective (glossy). The colors are far superior and the screen seems very rich and vibrant.
Full HD is 1920X1080 resolution and not reflective (matte). However, the colors seem flat and washed out.
I just returned an HP 17-inch quad core, 6th gen i7 6700HQ notebook because I could not get accustomed to the Full HD matte screen which was the only choice for that particular laptop, even with customization.
I have used two HP 17-inch laptops with the BrightView displays for the past eight years and I will not settle for the washed out matte display on a $1500+ laptop.
Why HP will not ship a glossy, BrightView-style, reflective display in HD is simply beyond me.
Not everyone wants a matte finish.