Is it advisable to use the film which came with MBP 2010 as protector?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    I know some users use the Invisible shield as a protector for the MBP 2010. I have seen several unboxing videos and noticed that new MBPs are wrapped by a film right out of the box. Is it advisable to use that transparent film to protect the laptop from getting scratched?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I don't know why you would. That plastic is kind of annoying to try and manipulate.
  3. mbpjohnson macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    I thought the same thing as I was taking it off but it did not stick and ended up taking it off any ways. I am going to try to find some type of protector today, its way to pretty to even get finger prints on it let alone think about a scratch.

  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
  5. Guiguiga macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2009
    Ft. Lauderdale - FL

    No man. Just get an invisible shield. They are expensive, I know... but if you enter this contest to win an iPad and they will send you an email and with 50% off. It will costs you $27.50. They have this "free shipping on orders above $29.99. So just put in the cart the invisible shield for your computer + a little 4.99 bag. Everything will end up costing $29.99 with FREE shipping.
  6. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    With the promotion Guiguiga mentioned I'd get the Invisible shield too since they offer a "lifetime" warranty with it (if it even tears etc. send the old skin back to them and they'll send you a new one. However, for regular prices the $49.99 or whatever it is now is way too expensive. www.bestskinsever offers a similar product for $27.99 regular price.
  7. aksmax macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2002
    I got a new MBP last week. The plastic wrap is definitely not suitable for long term use. It's got the adhesion of a post-it and thickness of a ziplock bag.

    I'm also a big fan of invisible shield. I have full body versions on my ipod touch and Canon digicam. I've also used screen versions for cameras and a blackberry. Excellent product.

    However, I wouldn't consider it for the MBP. With such a forgiving finish and relatively wide expanses, I don't see it as a good match. But I'm curious to hear form others who have gone that route with laptops. I AM thinking about doing something to the glossy screen. That's really distracting.
  8. Kingcodez macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2009
    Invisible shields are awesome.
    I didn't use anything for my macbook, other then removing dust, when do you touch the screen? Even then when would something scratch it.

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