Will Trade MacBook Air for Something/Anything w/o Glossy Screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Highway61, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Highway61 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2008
    I cannot bear Apple's insistence on creating monitors that are more like mirrors. My home iMac is fine, but I simply do not want to have to look past my reflection when using a computer in my away-from-home office or when I am outdoors.
    Because my use of a computer when I'm away from home is very limited, and because I want something with a non-glossy/non-mirror monitor, I'd be willing to entertain some trade offers. I suppose I will have to go non-Mac (cringe), but since my away-from-home use is most reading/writing email and some occasional browsing and other online work, I can learn to deal.
  2. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    I am like you. Hate glossy screens. Have you considered a matte screen film? I'm using one on my macbook air. Because the air screen isn't covered in glass I get basically zero glittering effect (that you can get with matte screen protectors). I've been buying from photodon for ages (since my very first mac, 2009 13" MBP with glare that killed me). You can choose the level of matte you want and once the film is applied I've basically forgot it was there.

    Just trying to provide another option for a fellow glossy screen hater :)
  3. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    I have a box of stale saltine crackers I'll trade you. No glossy screen.
  4. Highway61, Jan 13, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017

    Highway61 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2008
    I'll take it. How much cash would I need to kick in to compensate you for the difference?
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    Thank you for this excellent answer. (Sorry, Beachguy, the deal's off.)
    I had considered a matte screen protector, but the reviews at Amazon for Moshi (and another company's) products were discouraging. I will check out Photodon's offerings immediately. Again, thank you.
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    I'm thinking that I would go with either MXT or MXG. Which do you use/recommend?
  5. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    Glad I could help!

    I'd recommend getting one of their sample packs which is only $5 first. It contains tiny test pieces of multiple different matte screen types so you can see which one you like best.


    Based on my email records the last time I got an MXK (which I don't see in the link you gave). I think I would go for a slightly more matte version if I had to pick again.

    Hope that helps and good luck!
  6. Highway61 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2008
    Yes, that is additionally helpful in a significant way.
    Thank you.

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