Previously owned 17" MBP, preferring Bezel on new MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by amitdoc2b, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    How many of you are actually preferring the screen bezel on the MBA? I think the 11" MBA bezel is way too thick, but the 13" MBA is just fine as screen's bezel matches the silver area on both sides of the keyboard (on the other hand, the 11" screen bezel thickness is double the size of the area on each side of the keyboard).

    That being said, I actually am preferring a silver bezel when thin enough (i.e. 13" MBA) over the glass to glass screen of the unibody MBPs. The reason why is because whenever I would open my laptop or adjust the screen size, I would get fingerprints on the black bezel areas of the MBP and it was annoying to have to wash them off everytime.

    I really like not having to deal with any fingerprints when opening the MBA screen or adjusting the screen thanks to this bezel. Does anyone else seem to prefer the silver bezel over the black glass to glass screen as well? :p
  2. macneubie macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    actually i would prefer the bezel to be black like mbp, then it would look real nice.
  3. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
    You seem OCD, just like me! ;) I thought about the finger prints too. But I think I prefer the Pro because I don't have to worry about applying too much pressure when cleaning the screen, and it seems less damageable. It could work both ways though really
  4. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    Me too. Actually this was one of the reasons which put me off from buying an MBA earlier... Although, I have to admit, once I purchased the bezel never really registered.

    It would be nice to be able to get the black bezel as an add-on/option. I have heard though, god knows where, that metal bezel as is now, provides for structural integrity due to screen thickness (thinness).
  5. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I always heard it was easier to clean, but having personally owned the MBP I'd still get gunk stuck in the rubber perimeters around the screen instead of the bezel (since there was none). I haven't had any screen cleaning issues with with the MBA nor fingerprint issues. :D

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