Display Bezels

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Darkfire26, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Darkfire26 macrumors newbie

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    Straight and to-the-point:
    MBA and MBu/MNP bezels have always annoyed me, so very thick.
    Major reason why I like the 17'' MBP (the other is the 1920x1200 resolution).
    World's thinnest, I believe - Here.

    I need an explanation as to why exactly we don't have bezel-less displays, why specifically the MBA & 13'' Pro have such large ones (or, why the panels used do), and what they're for.
    I'm fairly hardware literate, but i don't know why a bezel is actually required, except for support.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    I think the bezel helps keep you focused on the screen content. And if there was no bezel it'd be harder on your eyes having distinguish the screen from the surrounding area. I like it. :)
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    First off, Mac bezels aren't thick at all. It's not extremely thin, but not thick either. It's only about a finger's width. It's there for supporting the LCD panel, and helps focus attention to the display, not what's behind it.
     
  4. Darkfire26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm focusing on the MacBook Air and 13'' Pro.
    And, now that I think of it, the 24'' LED display, but I forgive that because it actually has decent speakers.
    Is it truly only for support and focus?
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    And the third hidden reason for bezels is to make people ask questions. :p;)
     

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