screensaver for Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mopppish, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. mopppish macrumors 6502

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    Hello.
    I had one of those Radtech screensaver cloths (that protect your screen from keyboard marks) in my ibook. I just ordered a refurb Macbook and was wondering if screen protection is still necessary with a glossy display. I'd rather not buy another one of these over-priced handkerchiefs if I don't have to.
    Thanks.
     
  2. danielbriggs macrumors 6502

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    I would, as the glossy screen are aparantly more "tacky" if you know what i mean, so some people have had marks appear.

    The Crumpler "The Slip" look quite good.


    Dan :)
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    When they are shipped, there's a plasticy-styrafoamy insert between the screen and the keyboard (at least in MBPs, I suspect MBs are the same). You could just keep that and reuse it.
     
  4. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Its better if you do. Itr does not even need to protect it from dust or fingers etc but if you put pressure on the sides for a prolonged time (keeping it in a school bag for a year), then the keys become imprintred on the screen
     
  5. mopppish thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly the problem I had with the ibook that I'd like to avoid.
    Perhaps the recessed keyboard will cut down on this?
    Either way I think that I'm going to try without it for a few weeks and see if I need it. I did that with the ibook and it didn't cause any permanent damage, so I'm sure it will be fine.
    Thanks.
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    There was no 'screen' on my MB when I got it. They keys are actually recessed away from the screen so there is a considerable gap between keys and screen. I really wouldnt worry about it. If you put a cloth/screen in there then that will bridge the gap and will create impressions on the screen.

    Mine has no marks on it whatsoever and Ive had it a while now.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I just got an MB today and there was one of those styrofoamy-plasticy inserts between the screen and the keyboard.. FWIW...
     

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