no glass = scratches?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by joshwithachance, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. joshwithachance
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    joshwithachance

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    I was thinking about possibly selling my MacBook Pro and purchasing the 11.6-inch Air because I'm a college student who doesn't need much more than word processing, web browsing, iTunes, and portability. But I hear that the Airs don't have the glass covering of the Pro... Is the screen itself plastic or glass and does it scratch easily?
     
  2. nicoritschel
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    There is no glass covering over the screen on the MBA, correct. I don't know how you could really scratch the screen on a laptop anyways? Do you put your laptop in a bag while it's open?
     
  3. Kebabselector
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    Glass can scratch too, no glass means slightly less glare and best of all if you get a spot of dust you can remove it!
     
  4. joshwithachance
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    joshwithachance

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    I know it can scratch too, but it's far less likely to. my Pro still looks FLAWLESS after 7 months lol. I'm starting to think the Cons definitely outweigh the Pros with the MBA :(
     
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    Simply be careful, you don't have to baby it, just enjoy it... :)
     
  6. aristobrat
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    If you take all of the years that Apple's been selling notebooks, glass-covered screens are a relatively new feature.

    "Scratching your screen" wasn't a concern that notebook buyers worried about before glass-covered screens came around. I never went out of my way to baby my notebooks, and the ones I had without glass-covered screens still looked FLAWLESS two years later.

    One nice effect of a NON glass-covered screen is reduced glare.
     
  7. ImperialX
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    My 2007 Polycarbonate MacBook didn't have glass, and it still has no scratches on the screen.

    My 2010 iPad has glass, yes it already had a scratch within weeks after buying it.

    Just my $0.02.
     
  8. C64
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    I have a 2006 Polycarbonate MacBook, and the screen is still 100% perfect without scratches. I clean it regularly too. So.. I as long as you're careful with it you'll be fine.

    Another $0.02 :)
     

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