Screenquality

Opunium

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Nov 18, 2014
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I recently bought an early 2015 13 inch MBPr. De screen damaged really quickly (while using the micro fibre cloth) because of the staingate thing so today I had the screen replaced at Apple for free. I bought a cheap 3 euro 13 inch screen protector as safety measure. It has a lot of bubbles. Is it worth it to buy a better, more expensive screen protector? Or are the new new screens (and coating) strong enough to not scratch while I clean he screen? The guy at the apple store said they use alcohol to clean the screen which I did as well before applying the screen protector and it worked pretty well and didnt damage the screen this time.

Anyone having experience and tips on this subject?
 

raptor402

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Jun 30, 2011
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In my experience, screen protectors get scratched very quickly. Even a new screen protector won't look as good as a slightly scratched rMBP screen without a screen protector. You should stick to using isoproyl alcohol + microfiber cloth to clean the screen instead of using a screen protector. Don't use a dry cloth, microfiber or otherwise.
 

Opunium

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Nov 18, 2014
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Thats's true. It's just that scratches on my new 1600 euro machine really trigger my OCD. With a screen protector I dont mind. I removed the cheap thing and had use a little needle to lift it up, and it again left a scratch on the screen. Luckily, on the black border and just a few millimetres long. iPhones are no where as near scratch prone. I dont mind Apple using a coating, but this is just disappointing. They should use a self healing coating. I guess there arent any displays out there that dont use the coating?
[doublepost=1461225005][/doublepost]Thats's true. It's just that scratches on my new 1600 euro machine really trigger my OCD. With a screen protector I dont mind. I removed the cheap thing and had use a little needle to lift it up, and it again left a scratch on the screen. Luckily, on the black border and just a few millimetres long. iPhones are no where as near scratch prone. I dont mind Apple using a coating, but this is just disappointing. They should use a self healing coating. I guess there arent any displays out there that dont use the coating?
 

raptor402

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Jun 30, 2011
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I guess that's one way to look at it. I personally feel that if I'm paying $1400-$2000 for a machine, I should enjoy the screen the way it was meant to be enjoyed, instead of looking at it through a beat up $20 screen protector.

You could keep a screen protector on for a couple of years until you're ready to upgrade your laptop and still have a pristine screen at the end, but then you'll never get to truly enjoy that screen.

As for the coating, since MacBooks don't have touchscreens, they don't required an oleophobic coating.
 

creamz

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Feb 2, 2015
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I had a screen protector initially so I could wipe it clean on the spot. But it is pointless as it get scratches easily. I decided to remove it and if it needs cleaning I could just wait until I get home.

Tap water is great. I won't touch any alcohol based solutions even if it is meant for screens.
 
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MacInTO

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Canada, eh!
I've always been using Mac with matte screens. I use my Mac to edit photos and images, so any reflection is very annoying. When I got my first rMBP, I hated the gloss so I applied a matte film over the screen.

For a screen this large (it's not your phone!), it took me about an hour to get it applied without air bubbles or dust underneath. Here's another thread about screen films,

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...present-part-20.1772959/page-12#post-20381413

If I didn't care about the reflection, I would use it without any sort of film on the screen. To clean it, you may try to use whatever you use to clean eyeglasses as they are mostly plastic and some have coatings.
 
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