How do other developers think about this?
I hate looking at marketing material for monitors where they don't at all describe whether the monitor is matte or glossy, or where they hide this spec or use other unspecific descriptives that leave one wondering, "Huh?"
Glossy has its place; however, I think that place is not the general nor varying workplace. Not for me, at least. So, make it clear what I'm getting with your product.
For laptop I still nurture grand dreams of a relatively large, fully sunlight readable screen with support for a good stylus. Seems like it would be heaven for outdoors/bright place work when conditions invite to that. I've yet to find a way of realizing that.
Just an FYI: The Lenovo W541 and W550 both offer 2880x1620 screens as well as 1080p.
And for Linux users out there, the W541 seems to have fixed some of the ACPI incompatibilities, so the nouveau driver works with the quadro cards out-of-the-box (with Ubuntu, at least). Great compiz performance at UHD resolutions w/ dual monitors. (Apple 27")... I'm loving it!
Only two nitpicks: The left wrist rest gets uncomfortably warm (fairly certain it's the graphics card, as it only really happens when I'm plugged into the second monitor). And the number pad on the right leads to an off-center keyboard.
Neither of these are deal-breakers, as the temp is on-par with the MBP I had been using, and the keyboard is still immensely better than the shallow keyboard on the MBP (Plus, I love the touchpoint.)
I am thinking of getting a smoked window glass and putting it in front of it. It is that bad.
I hate matte screens even more than I hate open office plans, which is more than I hate genocide, java and the IRS.
EDIT: If you are forced to use an Apple 27" display, you can remove the glass panel on the front; it is a magnetic snap on panel.
The worst part visually is the bounce from the white wall behind me, which would be much worse if it were glossy.
Colors are always going to be dependent on ambient light, since your perception of the white point changes. And if color is important to you then vibrancy probably isn't, since calibrating a monitor can only ever shrink its gamut.
IMHO, glossy screens came from the same place as shortscreens and white backgrounds (for emissive displays) - Hell.
As far as laptops, just get a used Thinkpad (real one - X, T, or W). I hear HP has a good business line too, if they're your kink.
That said, all of the >>>check details and availability links I've clicked (~5 so far) have 404ed. Is something broken, or are these just expired links?
Just a quick bug: the 'reset settings' feature 404's. I think you're missing a `/1` at the end of the url.
Perhaps, separate "Lenovo" and "Lenovo/Thinkpad" because they are really quite different machines?
Your definition of "up to 13", includes the higher number 13.3? I hope you aren't a programmer.
Filtering up to 13" ignores 13.3" when it should probably include it.