MacBook Air has Glass screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shoulin333, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    The apple website says "Mercury-free LCD display with arsenic-free glass"

    so im assuming there is a thin piece of glass over a matte display like the alum iMac's, instead of the crappy "glossy coating" on the MacBook...


    ... this would be awesome considering the iMac glare is way better than the horrible glare of the MacBook..... but i really wish these things came in Matte,, uhg!


    anyways can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    The MBA has exactly the same coating as the regular Macbook: glossy.
     
  3. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    All LCD monitors have thin plates of glass in them.

    The MBA is LED backlit like the MBP.
     
  4. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Take apart an LCD and you'll find that all (well, all that I've seen...) LCD displays are constructed of a very thin sandwich of glass. The glossy coating is still the same. :)
     
  5. shoulin333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah, boo

    o well i hope the screen is as clear as the last gen MacBooks then...


    i had bought a Black Book (late 2007) and that screen sucked compaired to my friends older MB
     
  6. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    The MBA doesn't have an LCD screen - it's TFT LED.

    The MB has an TFT LCD screen, so I reckon you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the MBA screen.
     
  7. em500 macrumors regular

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    The LED screens are also LCD. The only difference is that the backlight is provided by LED instead of a fluorescent tube.
     
  8. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I wasn't clear - I was getting at the fact that the screens are different and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the brightness, contrast ratio and colour repro.

    I guessed that saying 'TFT LED' would make clear it is still LCD.
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    Brightness will be the same as the MBP, since they both feature LED back-lit methods. Colour will be the same as the MB/P if the display is 6bit (I can't find much information on the MBA screen).

    I thought nearly all laptop LCD screens would be TFT/active matrix nowadays anyway..?
     

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