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. @Predrag,

    Is it liquid metal?

    I’ve been wondering about this, but haven’t seen anything mentioning it and thought Apple would’ve promoted this if it was, but maybe they just wanted to put it out there and make people wonder about it.

  2. @Predrag,

    Is it liquid metal?

    I’ve been wondering about this, but haven’t seen anything mentioning it and thought Apple would’ve promoted this if it was, but maybe they just wanted to put it out there and make people wonder about it.

  3. Apple and their god forsaken cheap, eye strain, headache causing glossy screens now are impossible to send off and get replaced with a nice, crisp, easy on the eyes, can use just about anywhere anti-glare screen you can get from just about any other PC maker.

    Oh sure, you can get a anti-glare screen on the 15 and 17″ MacBook Pro’s for more money, but that’s just about it.

    If you use a computer for hours on end, like working for instance, your going to want a anti-glare screen, trust me. If your not having eye trouble now with glossy screens, you will be later on with repeated use.

    I’m a old CRT veteran, so I know. Glare is the number one problem with computers and you can’t use the computer if your seeing your face in it all the time, or the overhead lights, or the morons walking behind you.

    The third party anti-glare films have to be replaced regularly as they peal, yellow and get dirt all around the edges. What a ugly hassle for such a expensive machine from Apple.

    My $290 Ubuntu HP netbook, it has a anti-glare screen, my 2004 MacBook Pro, it has a matte screen.

    Have to marry a ugly ass PC monitor to my Mac Pro, because of Apple.

    I’m getting tired of their limited hardware crap.

  4. Apple and their god forsaken cheap, eye strain, headache causing glossy screens now are impossible to send off and get replaced with a nice, crisp, easy on the eyes, can use just about anywhere anti-glare screen you can get from just about any other PC maker.

    Oh sure, you can get a anti-glare screen on the 15 and 17″ MacBook Pro’s for more money, but that’s just about it.

    If you use a computer for hours on end, like working for instance, your going to want a anti-glare screen, trust me. If your not having eye trouble now with glossy screens, you will be later on with repeated use.

    I’m a old CRT veteran, so I know. Glare is the number one problem with computers and you can’t use the computer if your seeing your face in it all the time, or the overhead lights, or the morons walking behind you.

    The third party anti-glare films have to be replaced regularly as they peal, yellow and get dirt all around the edges. What a ugly hassle for such a expensive machine from Apple.

    My $290 Ubuntu HP netbook, it has a anti-glare screen, my 2004 MacBook Pro, it has a matte screen.

    Have to marry a ugly ass PC monitor to my Mac Pro, because of Apple.

    I’m getting tired of their limited hardware crap.

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