Anyone Else Not Liking the Silver Screen Frame?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Resist, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Maybe it's just me, but I really dislike the silver screen bezel on the Macbook Air (and Mac Book Pro AntiGlare). It makes the screen look to light in color. A black bezel looks so much better on any screen, whether it's a computer or TV
     
  2. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    +1 I assumed the silver edging would be the 1st thing to go.
     
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Black frames movies better…and it makes the screen look bigger. Helps the content "pop out".
     
  4. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    I feel

    i feel that the black frame would have been a welcome upgrade but im almost positive there will be a revision next october with new processors backlit keyboard and an upgraded screen, this will also put the black bezel intoi play
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    So did I. There must have been some engineering issue or weight problem for them not to go with a black bezel to match the rest of the series.
     
  6. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    I like a black bezel on a tv, but for the love of god I can't handle the glassy, I 've never had a problem with silver bezels on computer screens, I think it's the ideal colour. That said they can make the bezel smaller in the airs by putting in a bigger screen size.
     
  7. spamboxnet macrumors member

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    no. just no

    black is ugly. with electronic goods they just show every bit of dust, and the worse thing about the black bezel is it's a glossy mess with only one advantage, movie viewing. Which brings the question, why the hell are you watching movies on your computer. Buy a damn TV
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Maybe he travels a lot?
     
  9. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    I had a 13" Macbook Pro, and while it's a great machine, the glass covered display is unbearable - I'm much happier with the plastic gloss on the Air.

    Glass - pretty, but unusable with natural light.

    Plastic - pretty, mostly usable with natural light.
     
  10. Moodikar macrumors regular

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    I prefer no black but only after I used one. I craved the black for a long time and do agree that it helps make it less noticeable. I like the protection of the glass but it makes it heavier and this is a very clean simple design.

    I don't mind the silver cause it's clean and is matching to the rest of the body.
     
  11. Moodikar macrumors regular

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    I actually watch most of my movies/tv shows on my Mac air. Don't know why. Don't need anything when alone. I have a projector with 4500lumen xga but only when I have friends over.

    Can't wait for the 11inch experience.
     
  12. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    True glossy black sucks on devices, but they could use a matte black instead, which I think looks much better on electronics.

    But I also have no problem with the Macbook glossy screen. It really just doesn't bother me and I like how pictures look on it.
     
  13. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    I love the silver bezel. Matches the rest of the machine. Black is heavy and uglee
     

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