Cleaning the screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bootsie, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

    Bootsie

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    As part of my decision to get a matte or glossy screen, I would like to know the difference in cleaning them.

    I have a glossy notebook at home right now, and it is a dust magnet (which is very annoying but I can live with it), but it cleans up easily. The dust and fingerprints just wipe off (using a micro fiber cloth, and a little water if needed) for the most part.

    I have a matte (cheapo) monitor at work, and it doesn't attract as much dusk, but it does not clean well at all. No matter what I use to clean it, it leaves ugly streaks that drive me crazy.

    Is this the same for the MBP?

    I was planning on going with matte because I am a photographer, and need the colors to be accurate, but if the screen will not clean up well I will not be able to stand it.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Smudges and dirt are not as noticable on Matte screens as they are on clossy, but they are still there. Just use a damp cloth to keep them clean and you should be fine.

    TEG
     
  3. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    i use iclean on my matte mbp and it works great!!!!
     
  4. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    I have a matte and do photography too. I usually just use a glasses cloth to clean the screen unless it's really dirty, then I will use a slightly damp baby wipe which is gentle, yet cleans very effectively. Then dry with glasses cloth.
     
  5. sjb macrumors regular

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    My new matte MBP came with a black cleaning cloth for the screen. It works very well. Very similar to the cleaning cloth that came with my iPhone. Does leave some black dust on the keyboard though.

    I've also used LCD screen cleaner from Office Depot without any problems. I pick up the special LCD towels they have as well.
     
  6. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i send mine to " dry cleaning" together with my coats:D
     
  7. rskang macrumors newbie

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    NICE ONE!!!
    That did make me laugh....But I will stick with iklear
     
  8. sjb macrumors regular

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    Where did you pickup the iclean? I see Radio Shack sells it online, but have you found anywhere else?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I use Omniclean from Radtech.

    Normally I just use a microfiber cloth. If the dust starts collecting I usually try antistatic wipes for glasses.
     
  10. Etrain macrumors 6502

    Etrain

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    That made my day! Thanks! :D
     
  11. Bootsie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Bootsie

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    Niiice!

    Thanks for the advice everyone!
     

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