screensaver for Macbook?

mopppish

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Nov 27, 2005
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Hello.
I had one of those Radtech screensaver cloths (that protect your screen from keyboard marks) in my ibook. I just ordered a refurb Macbook and was wondering if screen protection is still necessary with a glossy display. I'd rather not buy another one of these over-priced handkerchiefs if I don't have to.
Thanks.
 

danielbriggs

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Jun 13, 2006
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I would, as the glossy screen are aparantly more "tacky" if you know what i mean, so some people have had marks appear.

The Crumpler "The Slip" look quite good.


Dan :)
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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When they are shipped, there's a plasticy-styrafoamy insert between the screen and the keyboard (at least in MBPs, I suspect MBs are the same). You could just keep that and reuse it.
 

®îçhå®?

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Mar 7, 2006
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Its better if you do. Itr does not even need to protect it from dust or fingers etc but if you put pressure on the sides for a prolonged time (keeping it in a school bag for a year), then the keys become imprintred on the screen
 

mopppish

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®îçhå®? said:
Its better if you do. Itr does not even need to protect it from dust or fingers etc but if you put pressure on the sides for a prolonged time (keeping it in a school bag for a year), then the keys become imprintred on the screen
That's exactly the problem I had with the ibook that I'd like to avoid.
Perhaps the recessed keyboard will cut down on this?
Either way I think that I'm going to try without it for a few weeks and see if I need it. I did that with the ibook and it didn't cause any permanent damage, so I'm sure it will be fine.
Thanks.
 

MacBoobsPro

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Jan 10, 2006
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There was no 'screen' on my MB when I got it. They keys are actually recessed away from the screen so there is a considerable gap between keys and screen. I really wouldnt worry about it. If you put a cloth/screen in there then that will bridge the gap and will create impressions on the screen.

Mine has no marks on it whatsoever and Ive had it a while now.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Portland, OR
yellow said:
When they are shipped, there's a plasticy-styrafoamy insert between the screen and the keyboard (at least in MBPs, I suspect MBs are the same). You could just keep that and reuse it.
I just got an MB today and there was one of those styrofoamy-plasticy inserts between the screen and the keyboard.. FWIW...
 
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