Why do macbook pros have glass covers?

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  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Just been thinking whwt benefits does it give us? Just seems to make it heavier and with more glare. How come they didnt go with the macbook air design and remove the edge to edge glass cover?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. MacReloaded macrumors 6502

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    The cover glass makes the display lid more rigid.
     
  3. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So more durable as a result?
     
  4. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Well, actually the main reason is because it looks good. It gives the visual appeal of the edge-to-edge screen and flush surface.
     
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  6. bill-p macrumors 65816

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    Because the edge to edge glass provides more protection for the screen, and is a lot harder to scratch than no glass.

    The MacBook Air and matte MacBook Pro have screens that are very easy to scratch and damage because they are only protected by a thin piece of plastic.

    Plus as mentioned, durability is another concern. Glass makes the display pane harder to bend and flex. It is very easy to bend and flex the MacBook Air's display panel... so when you store the laptop in a bag that has a lot of random things putting pressure on the machine, the body may get bent, and then the screen will receive unknown amount of damage.

    I know because it happened to me.
     
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