Screen protector for rMBP

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  1. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    Ok so my screen is being replaced because of a mark on it.

    Now I want to protect it better.

    What screen protectors do you all recommend that are high quality? I don't want one that reduces the retina displays quality much although it seems some will have to go.

    I've been reading a lot and have found various info, time to just ask opinions. What do you think?
     
  2. offgray macrumors member

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    How did the mark get there in the first place?
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Setting aside the whole "Mark on screen" deal, I would recommend PowerSupport USA.

    I have used their protectors for iPhone and iPad screens and have nothing but good experience with them.

    Linky to their site
     
  4. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had my screen replaced for IR in August and it came on there. Didn't notice it until a few days later when I was wiping all the dust spots off. Regardless, that doesn't help me choose a screen protector.

    You haven't used it with a laptop though? I'll look into it but would love to know how it actually effects the quality of the screen.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Oh don't get me wrong. I don't use it on mine because it is not being used all over the place; however, two of my friends use it. I have to say, it looks nice. Just stay away from matte finishes, it fuzzies resolution.
     
  6. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah gotcha.

    Could you try to show me which one you're talking about? I couldn't find it and that link doesn't work.
     
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    Yeah, it's not working for me either it seems they are having server issues right now.
     
  8. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That links to their case though? Thanks!
     
  9. offgray macrumors member

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    I'm asking because that would affect what kind of screen protector I'd suggest. Because if we're talking full on dent, then I don't think any screen protectors could ever save you from that kind of stuff. If you had just wanted a screen protector because you don't like the idea of people touching your glass screen unprotected, then I'd have a completely different brand in mind etc etc.

    That said I suggest this Yes, I've used their screen protector on my MBP. It didn't stay on the screen for very long though. At the time I was working outside a lot and the glossy screen reflects enough sunlight as it is but I might as well have had a mirror with a keyboard when the screen protector was there.
     
  10. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It seems like I have to choose between that which keeps quality but is like a mirror or the ivisor which greatly decreases quality but I can still see. I really want to find a middle ground.

    Also, was that hard to apply?
     
  11. offgray macrumors member

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    Actual application wasn't that difficult. You just really need to make sure you find a room with as little dust as possible. I think the more difficult part was making sure that there was no sort of dirt or dust on my screen before I put it on.

    But I'm telling you, you're gonna hate that screen for a while right after you put the (or any) screen protector on.
     
  12. bkribbs, Sep 9, 2013
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    Maybe I'll try without it, but I was told by Apple how easy it was to scratch if literally anything is on the computer when you close it, and have heard how even like a piece of sand closed in can screw it up.

    Not really sure which way to go with this.
     
  13. offgray macrumors member

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    That's the trade-off to have a nice and thin profile, I guess. :(
     
  14. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I'm indoors and use the screen protector that turned it into a mirror would it be ok do you think?
     
  15. offgray macrumors member

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    It's really your personal preference. I might be okay with it (or conversely, not okay with it) but you might feel differently.

    But, I guess, as long as you don't work in a place where florescent lights are everywhere around you (in the sense that there's one right behind you no matter how you try to reposition yourself), you might not have a problem with it?

    TL;DR: the only way you'll ever find out if you'll be okay with it is if you try it. It's really a personal preference kind of thing.
     
  16. bkribbs thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Then I think I will order it and try it out. I'll return it if I hate it.
     

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