[Ti] Do Aluminum books need screen protection?

warwick teale warwick_teale at mac.com
Tue May 11 22:02:05 PDT 2004

Hi Jerry, the anwser is YES - they do scratch outside and YES - the 
screen get scratches and kbd marks on it.

Frankly I have had 4 x screens replaced on this 'new' 1.25Ghx AL15 inch 
(sept 2003), screens 1-3 were just faulty with dead pixels, bad catch, 
dark areas - all ok now thanks to the apple blokes here in Hong Kong 
(can't complain)...

BUT i LEFT the piece of plastic separator that came with the all that 
was taped onto the screen.

This has served me well.

You could do something similar - I used a sheet of A4 paper for my old 
Ti for the screen - worked great form protection of my overly sweaty 
hands (I work hard! :) )

As for overall protection (and this is a list chestnut) these PB's are 
fragile, especially when you go through airports all over the world...

Best buy for me has been a Pelican 1490 Case -its for laptops - made by 
the same crowd that do big caera and watertight cases...

its been the best yet over RIMOWA and other soft and rather useless 
laptop cases

hope that helps.

On 12/05/2004, at 12:24 PM, Jerry Krinock wrote:

> Most of us with Titanium powerbooks now have subtle indentations in our
> screens where the trackpad edge and keys have rubbed on the screen 
> while
> closed.  This is apparently because Apple cut the margins a little too 
> thin
> when designing the world's thinnest laptop.
> Since I have a new alumnimun powerbook on the way, I must ask, has 
> Apple
> fixed this with the aluminum versions, or do I still need to put 
> something
> in between the screen and the keyboard when transporting my new 
> aluminum
> powerbook?  I'd appreciate hearing from someone who has had one for a 
> long
> time and given it a lot of use and a lot of transporting.
> Jerry
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