Model/identifying # anti-glare screen?

Butthead

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 10, 2006
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Did a site-wide search, can't find a thread that mentions how one determines what model #'s, identification system; lets you know which MBP have an anti-glare screen in them.

Looking @ebay sellers for used 17"MBPs, many don't list whether or not (must assume glossy) it's an AG screen model...frustrating! (some of those dumbarse sellers won't even allow you to contact them to ask the Q---lose a sale).

Any help appreciated,

thx
 

T5BRICK

macrumors G3
Aug 3, 2006
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Oregon
I'm pretty sure all anti glare screens are BTO modes, as such they don't have standard part numbers like the models with standard options.

Have you thought about buying a refurbished unit instead of going through eBay?
 

jenzjen

macrumors 68000
Aug 20, 2010
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On the newer ones, the AG screens have a silver bezel vs the black of the glossy - if they show a picture of the actual laptop.
 

Butthead

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 10, 2006
440
19
I'm pretty sure all anti glare screens are BTO modes, as such they don't have standard part numbers like the models with standard options.

Have you thought about buying a refurbished unit instead of going through eBay?
models with "standard options"...don't have standard part#'s either AFAIK:
http://img.iwascoding.com/1/2012/06/20/27/BFF1D20307FF41FAB8D5C0169C6D0C71.jpg

^where "GLSY" is at the end of the description, on the AG models is just has that...nothing else to differentiate...or is there?

Have you thought about buying a refurbished unit instead of going through eBay?
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro/17

...thought about it, then decided the risk with $650-700 price dif btw (many include ApplCare) the ave low ebay selling price was too great to go with Apple reefers. If Apple would drop the price another $300 (yeah right) I'd consider it.

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On the newer ones, the AG screens have a silver bezel vs the black of the glossy - if they show a picture of the actual laptop.
thx...that would appear the *only* way to tell, absent seller disclosure it's an AG model.

Usually they supply an img such that you can tell, sometimes they don't, sometimes the img is so poor it's dif to see.


Just wondered if there was some code buried in some sys profile that would also show