MacBook Air: ‘There’s never been a screen like this’

Apple Online StoreJason D. O’Grady reports for ZDNet, “Almost immediately after Apple launched the new MacBook Air, TechRestore began offering a matte finish screen replacement for its glossy screen.”

“CEO Shannon Jean told me that that they’re using the same panel that Apple does. Apparently there’s only one panel like it being made right now,” O’Grady reports. “I also asked if it was any easier to get inside MBA now that there’s no microphone in the display: ‘It’s much more difficult. The screen is paper thin and it’s not inside a housing like the traditional screens. It’s in layers, it’s insane… I don’t think there’s ever been a screen like this used in a laptop.’

Full article, with photos of the MacBook Air’s unique screen from the inside here.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

67 Comments

  1. Amazingly, though, this display, even though it is (almost literally) paper-thin, it is just incredibly robust. I tried bending and twisting the thing the other day in the store. It feels like it is cast from steel (or kevlar, or carbon fibre). It just won’t yield to bending or flexing. Just remarkable!

  2. Amazingly, though, this display, even though it is (almost literally) paper-thin, it is just incredibly robust. I tried bending and twisting the thing the other day in the store. It feels like it is cast from steel (or kevlar, or carbon fibre). It just won’t yield to bending or flexing. Just remarkable!

  3. Is this good or bad? I am not clear why everyone is so excited. It is definitely the coolest in it’s class, and maybe the lightest, but it is not the fastest nor does it have the longest battery life. It is however about the only one without a card reader in the 11 inch model.

  4. Is this good or bad? I am not clear why everyone is so excited. It is definitely the coolest in it’s class, and maybe the lightest, but it is not the fastest nor does it have the longest battery life. It is however about the only one without a card reader in the 11 inch model.

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