What's with the screen protector?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by myke323, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. myke323 macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    Loooong time mac user, just ordered my first MBP.

    So I see some people putting a piece of foam/cloth between the screen and keyboard every time they close it. Is this necessary? What if you don't put anything in there at all? It would seem to me that you shouldn't need to put anything in there, that it should be manufactured in a way that just shutting it should protect everything.
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    it's really unnecessary, just check for rocks on your keyboard before closing

    there's a reason for the rubber boarder around the screen to create a separation between the screen and keyboard
  3. upsbrown macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Sorry, but LOL! Rocks on your keyboard??? Some folks really do have OCD. I've never once heard of that. Nor have I ever had a scratch on any of my laptops.
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Laptops usually have a problem with leaving imprints from the keyboard on the screen when it's closed. Putting a barrier prevents the marks from appearing.
  5. eatmyshade macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2010
    Los Angeles
    well when you spent 2k on something you treat it like baby

    im the same way with my guitars :eek:
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I use the Radtech Screensavrz. There are plenty out there and quite frankly a paper towel worked fine (I just ended up using it for other purposes so that failed.)

    Having something like this is a must for those that use the keyboard protectors.
  7. myke323 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 17, 2006
    I just ordered the 15" HR AG...

    I wonder if, because the AG screen is recessed a bit, it will never touch the keyboard... where the glossy may because the glass sits a bit higher...
  8. nemods macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010

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