Is a glass screen cover possible, or will it make it too thick?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mhkobe, May 22, 2010.

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What do you think about a glass screen cover?

  1. Not Possible, too thick

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    13.8%
  2. It would suck, too much glare

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    31.0%
  3. It would be awesome, I would otherwise cause screen damage

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  4. No point in discussing, won't happen

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  1. macrumors regular

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    Is anything like what is below possible? And furthermore, does anybody actually want this?
     

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    appleguy123

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    Not too think, but too heavy. I like it though.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whoops, didn't even think about that
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    that looks amazing
     
  5. macrumors 68040

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    I like it, but it will probably make it too heavy.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    One of the reasons I'm waiting for the next gen MacBook Air is because I don't want a MBP with its super glossy screen - so I definitely wouldn't want this to happen.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Mmm that would be delecious!
     
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    Barbie

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    something like this ?
    :)
     
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    Yes of course it's "possible". I'll bet all it takes is for some design management person at Apple to assign the task to a minion. And glass comes in 400 finishes, they can pick a less shiny one if they care about that. Does Apple care enough to revise Air's pad? Maybe. It does seem like the kind of small step forward that they do. ----- But, there's no sense in trying to predict these things by logic alone. They now spin themselves as a "mobile"-focussed company. So which laptop do they neglect the most? Go figure :eek:)
     
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    I once read that the lid on the glass MBPs weighed less than the lid on pre-glass MBPs. Therefore, the glass must be ultra light or Apple reduced weight of the displays or something?

    I don't think weight is a problem. I personally love the glossy displays, because they're beautiful for watching movies in a dark bedroom. However, not the best in bright conditions as have a lot of glare. I wouldn't mind whichever way it goes. One thing I really like is not getting dust inside of bezel where difficult to remove from display as gets stuck.

    I definitely think it's possible, however, I don't like the black bezel. The glare on the black bezel is worse than the glare on the display itself. In addition, I find the silver bezel looks a lot better from a point of design. In addition, in my perfect world I would have silver aluminum keyboard keys that match the MBA. I don't like the black. I think it would look stunning to just give us an all silver look. We have discussed this before, but there's also the possibility that Apple further differentiates the MBAs by using a black anodized aluminum.

    I say not too thick and not too heavy. I think it would be a natural progression to use the same design on all Mac notebooks. The glass is great most of the time, and people like it on MBPs. I say it's a matter of when not if that Apple moves the MBA to glass too. I also would welcome the super high quality displays used in the 13" MBPs. Even better would be an HD IPS display, and I think that's where we're ultimately going. It will be glass covered just like iPad's display.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    I find there to be alot of glare on the glossy MBP. I would like to see IPS. When do you think MBP/A will go IPS?
     
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    I think it will be either this update or next. I really thought the MBA would get it first. In addition, the MBA buyers are paying a premium for luxury. The Macs could provide a much better experience by using better displays. In addition, I think they need to be HD. I think an HD 1440 x 900 IPS display in the MBA would make it a premium or luxury Mac over the 13" MBPs. In the long run, Apple can easily differentiate the Macs from their PC counterparts by changing to a better display that every user would benefit from every minute they're using their Macs. I just think Apple would introduce it into the MBA first. It could happen in two weeks at WWDC or could happen later this year or early 2011. Surely there's further meaning of Jobs saying they're taking the Macs to the next level, than just the same old boring MBPs with no new technology or real innovation over prior models. If Apple doesn't use IPS they could use OLED or 3D, some new technology to differentiate the MBAs.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    The MacBook Air is overdue for an update:(
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    Interesting stuff, as usual. I would like to see the glass cover, and don't mind the black bezel. The point about dust is one of my pet peeves also - I give my '08 MBP a decent clean under the rim regularly, and that old design also has the plastic lip that collects stuff as well, for added annoyance.

    Mind you the way it is on the unibody MBPs there is still the rubbery lip at the edge, right? And I would have thought that would offer more resistance when trying to get dust right off the display, and act as the new gather spot.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    That's amazing! What is that?
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    +2
     
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    mrsir2009

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    Has that been photoshopped?
     
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    Pixellated

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    No. It was on the setups thread. Someone modded an AluBook display onto a MacBook Air.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

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    You don't like the black? I love the black, but I don't think I would like black anodized, that kind of stuff reminds me of voodoo computers, and other windows boxes.
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    A laptop with a reflecting glass screen is like ice cream with ketchup.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Just release it...

    This is the computer I'm waiting on, and I don't want to settle for a MB or MBP! So please Apple, surprise us!!!
     

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