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MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: May 16, 2006 09:18AM
From [www.macrumors.com]

In addition to the MacBook introduction today, Apple has quietly bumped the specs of its MacBook Pro line, leaving pricepoints unchanged.

The lineup currently stands as:
15.4" 2.0Ghz Core Duo, $1,999
15.4" 2.16Ghz Core Duo, $2,499
17" 2.16Ghz Core Duo, $2,799

Customers are also now able to custom-build their MacBook Pro with a glossy screen at no additional charge.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 16, 2006 09:23AM
I can't believe Apple is going to offer those frickin' glossy screens on their laptops.



It is what it is.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 16, 2006 09:33AM
i've never seen a glossy screen. sounds annoying.



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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 16, 2006 09:43AM
mattkime Wrote:
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> i've never seen a glossy screen. sounds annoying.

No anti-glare coating, incredibly clear, and bright, but smudges, and reflections can be annoying as heck,

BGnR

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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: May 16, 2006 10:09AM
I have enough trouble deciding on this when buying 4x6 prints!
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 16, 2006 10:15AM
BigGuynRusty Wrote:
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> mattkime Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > i've never seen a glossy screen. sounds
> annoying.
>
> No anti-glare coating, incredibly clear, and
> bright, but smudges, and reflections can be
> annoying as heck,
>
> BGnR
>
>

Just like a plasma tv, it will pick up every reflection behind you.




Grateful11
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 16, 2006 11:07AM
mattkime Wrote:
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> i've never seen a glossy screen. sounds annoying.

Check out an HP or a Toshiba laptop in the retail channel to see what I'm talking about.



It is what it is.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: trisho.
Date: May 16, 2006 11:07AM
Is it removable?



trisho.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 16, 2006 11:14AM
trisho. Wrote:
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> Is it removable?
>
> trisho.
> ----------------
> Official Card-Carrying Mother Earthin' Sl*t.


It doesn't have the anti-glare coating, do you mean "Can you put the coating on later"?
Probably not, replace the LCD panel most likely.

BGnR
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: trisho.
Date: May 16, 2006 11:24AM
Someone else mentioned in a different thread that it was like the PC screen or laptop protector screens. That's where I got the idea that it was removable like a protector screen. If not, then yeah, that's really annoying.



trisho.
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Official Card-Carrying Mother Earthin' Sl*t.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: Spiff
Date: May 16, 2006 11:24AM
Is it removable? I don't think it's a film that goes on the screen. I think it's a specific panel that goes over the LCD that cannot be removed. I agree with the above recommendation, which is to go to Best Buy or Circuit City (or equivalent) and look at their laptops. There will be some with crisp antiglare screens and then those with normal looking LCD screens.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 16, 2006 11:36AM
Spiff is right.

Every (newish) PC laptop I've seen has those glossy screens. They may be an additional panel that protects the LCD panel, but they are not removable.

They *might* be replaceable as a factory repair, saving the screen itself from damage.

Given that they're an option for the MBPs, they *might* be user removeable, but I wouldn't bet on that, either.

Maybe there will be a new cottage industry for a static cling anti-glare film overlay.





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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: Chupa Chupa
Date: May 16, 2006 12:12PM
To me glossy screen = gimmick to them look nicer in the showroom. They used to put such screens on rear projection CRTs way back to make them appear clearer. Personally I find them annoying with all the glare the produce. I hope Apple doesn't make them standard in future MBPs.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: Silencio
Date: May 16, 2006 12:26PM
I can only hope that Apple's being late to the glossy laptop display party means they've held out for an actual good implementation of it.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: 3d
Date: May 16, 2006 02:32PM
Re: Glossy screen
Is it Windex-able? No more keyboard grime on the screen worries when closing the laptop?

Or is it just cosmetic?
More shine... Oooooooooo.
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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: May 16, 2006 02:47PM
The MBP's, as well as the MB's (I assume), come with a nice, styro-foamy keyboard cover/layout so the keys do not touch the screen, even with a lot of pressure applied; however, I would recommend a better solution (such as OWC's leather keyboard covers...I have a couple of them for Macs and Windows laptops). Other places sell nice ones too, which I have used...but have been primarily using OWC's line for over a year now and like them.



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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: Silencio
Date: May 16, 2006 04:29PM
I'm not a fan of the leather keyboard covers. OWC's leather cover left a lot of that fuzzy residue on my iBook's keys. I switched to one of the iKlear keyboard covers made from their micro-chamois material. Works a treat for me.

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Re: MacBook Pro changes
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: May 16, 2006 04:41PM
Why not just use the foam insert that comes inside the MB or MBP? I did just that with my iBook G3 600 and the screen is still like brand new and without a scratch.

Plus you don't have to pay anything additional for it!

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Oddly enough...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 17, 2006 01:26AM
I've never had that problem of the keys marking the screen on either my iB or PB.





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all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

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There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

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And hope is a lousy defense.

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