Friday, October 29, 2010

The New MacBook Air Screen is 'Insane'

TechRestore CEO Shannon Jean says the new MacBook Air screen is unlike any other used in a laptop.

In a message to ZDNET Jean writes, the screen is paper thin and it’s not inside a housing like the traditional screens. It’s in layers, it’s insane. Perhaps you can do a post on this service, then I can send you images of the screen to do an additional post. I don’t think there’s ever been a screen like this used in a laptop. It’s very similar to a Sony PSP screen, where the LCD panel and backlight are separate pieces.

Like I mentioned, this is an ultra-thin screen that is not encased in a typical screen housing. Looks like Apple saved weight and space by keeping the parts separate. Very cool, except getting the screen out of the unit is a challenge with the Iron Man adhesives that Apple uses. Plus the fact that replacing the screen will require a dust free environment, since you are essentially peeling back the screen like an onion and there are all kinds of ways to cause damage. If you scratch the backlight layer, it will show through the LCD, if you get dirt/dust in between the LCD and reflective layers, it will show up, just to name a few.

TechRestore is offering a service that replaces the super glossy, LED backlit LCD with a matte-finish screen that has the exact same specifications as the original.

*thanks iclarified*

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