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Do you use a screen protector?

Discussion in 'Lenovo (IBM)' started by 123456, Jul 7, 2007.

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Do you use screen protector?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. 123456

    123456 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Do you use a screen protector on your tablet? I'm getting a X61T soon and am wondering whether I should get one or not. I'm leaning towards the Boxwave anti-glare one but I don't know how much clarity I would lose.
  2. jenarelJAM

    jenarelJAM Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Unless you're leaving the tablet in slate mode when not in use, it's not needed imo. The pen won't scratch it. Other than the massive amount of fingerprints that get on it, I like it how it is :p
  3. Dolvich

    Dolvich Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I use the boxwave crystal clear screen protector. Its not the greatest thing ever as there are always air bubbles and some bits of dirt or hair always seem to get stuck underneath now matter how careful I am or how hard I try. It also makes the screen more reflective, effectively increasing the glare over the MT/MV screen. That said, it seems to do a good job protecting the screen and overall, I much prefer the feel of inking on the screen protector than without.
  4. vahnwalker

    vahnwalker Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I used a Writeshield anti-glare protector which was originally cut for Gateway 14". I cut it myself after carefully measuring the screen size of X61t.

    I applied it almost right after opening my SXGA+. It was easy to apply and I only had to deal with one air bubble, which I eventually removed by following the included instructions.

    I feel that the screen is probably a little darker than without, although I can't really confirm since I didn't see the screen on before applying the protector. There is also a Writeshield crystal clear protector that is available.

    I do like the feel of the surface(great for writing/drawing) very much and I can remove smudges easily. :)
  5. snoggin

    snoggin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I've had my x60t for around seven months now without any protector and I keep it in tblet mode all the time mostly for monitoring email in my car as I drive around. the multitouch is great as i can access everything without resorting to pen or keyboard. I have a couple of minor scratches on the screen but nothing I can see when it is being used. Ony if the screen is black and I look across it in the right light. It still works great and I am overall bery happy with it.

    I figure its a tool and I will probably hanker for something different within two years anyway but so far it seems to be even more durable than I had expected. I do treat it with some respect but I for sure dont baby it. Just dont heave it across the room or anything lol.
  6. P8RSON

    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member

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    This is one of the reasons in using a screen protector.
    I myself never used to use one but left it too late on a Tablet.

    Never again.......
  7. manhattan

    manhattan Scribbler - Standard Member

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    :confused: You never used to use a screen protector. But yet you left the screen protector -that you never used- too late on a tablet-that never had it on-?:confused:
  8. P8RSON

    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Sorry.... I'll clarify that.
    I never used to use screen protectors and by the time I did apply one to my Tablet it was already too late, the damage had been done. :)
  9. 123456

    123456 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    P8RSON, what screen protector do you use? More importantly, how does it affect the viewability of the screen? I like the boxwave anti-glare one, but I heard it makes the screen more cloudy. I'm wondering if it is a huge difference.
  10. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Administrator Super Moderator

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    I don't have a screen protector. This is my first tablet PC and I was under the impression that it wasn't necessary. However it if improves the feel of inking I am putting this under consideration . . .

    Quick question - where are you guys purchasing these screen protectors?
  11. P8RSON

    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Because I have the Indoor/Outdoor screen it already has 'Anti-Glare'.
    As such you don't need another anti-glare product.

    Just use a ClearTouch Crystal Clear type.
  12. Anonymouse

    Anonymouse A nondescript mouse

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    Not actually having used a screen protector I can't say for certain that this statement is false, but I would imagine that putting a shiny piece of plastic on top of an anti-glare screen would still cause glare.
  13. 123456

    123456 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I did some more research on the Boxwave protectors. I found that the anti-glare one makes things quite fuzzy which I don't want. So now I'm leaning more towards the crystal one. However, I don't want too much glare. I know the tablet has an anti-glare coating already, but the Crystal is on top of it. Like Anonymouse said, wouldn't that still cause glare?
  14. P8RSON

    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Interesting...... I will have to remove the Crytsal CLearTouch from my screen and see if it makes any difference.

    Presently I do get a slight amount of screen reflection with my screen but have put that down to the screen being both an Indoor/Outdoor type.

    Regardless... I still would not aply a second coating of anti-glare. It would be too much for the screen to cope with I am sure.
  15. Anonymouse

    Anonymouse A nondescript mouse

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    That's what I'm worried about, P8RSON, I don't want to put a screen protector on because it seems either I'll be getting something glossy and reflective, or I'll be getting anti-glare, but I feel that it would just make things even dimmer than the antiglare coating already on the screen.

    I'm pretty anal about keeping my things nice and "new" looking, but I feel the screen will be getting a lot of abuse with stuff on top of it, and I'd hate it to get all scratchy looking. Decisions decisions...
  16. P8RSON

    P8RSON Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Okay... I'm back.
    I took it off and tried it under a brightly lit office (there's no sun I'm afraid).
    Result ~ a very, very slight amount of reflection.

    Put it back on and ensure I'm using the same position, angle, brightness in the office etc. ~ It looked the same.

    Next check, I have an Anti-Glare protector (not for a Tablet screen but Anti-Glare nonetheless) ~ With this placed on top of the Indoor/Outdoor screen, all it did was darken the screen. It made absolutley no difference whatsoever to reflection.


    EDIT: I think we need to do some further checks with other users, just to be safe. :)
  17. 123456

    123456 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What happens if you point a lamp or a flashlight at it with and without the screen protector. Can you see the lamp/flashlight with and without it?
  18. Dolvich

    Dolvich Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I've noticed that with the boxwave crystal clear on, it does slightly increase the glare compared to without.
  19. 123456

    123456 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What exactly is "slightly"? Will you be able to see your own reflection in it? I'm not going to using this too much outside so slight glare aren't a big deal. But I also don't want to see my own reflection in it. That would annoy quite quickly.
  20. Dolvich

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    In certain light conditions when the screen is dark you can see your own reflection.
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