If you ask ten random people on the street about laptops or tablets, 8 out of 10 will probably tell you that the screen is the most important part of the entire machine. Sure, you need good hardware in order to run apps and a good battery to do that a lot, but if the screen sucks, the experience will be severely flawed.
When it comes to netbooks, there are two main categories of screens: glossy and matte. Each come with their own pros and cons, but overall glossy displays are highly avoidable. This type of screen might have better colors and brightness, but they’re very difficult to use outdoor, as they reflect ambient light, making the panel look more like a mirror than anything else.
Matte displays, on the other hand, are a little more washed out, so to say, but you can use them in any type of lighting conditions. Anyway, there’s a trick you can use in order to have the best of both types of screens and that is by using an anti glare screen cover for your glossy display netbook. Similar to the screen covers and films on tablets or smart phones, anti glare screen protectors for netbooks can be applied over the screen of the device, offering both protection and a better user experience.
Screen protectors can either be applied directly on the screen or on the bezel of the display, thus covering the actual viewing panel. These films are quite cheap and effective and can turn the odds when it comes to enjoyably using a netbook. Next, let’s take a look at the best anti glare screen protectors for netbooks currently available on the market.
The Folix Anti-Reflex screen protector will fit on any 10 inch screen, so you can use on both your netbook and tablet (most 10 inch slates come with glossy displays anyway). The folio is designed and cut in Germany and significantly improves the readability of a screen in direct sun light or in any environment which is well lit, like a class room, office or library.
Besides the fact that it rejects glare, this folio, which goes for $13.99 on Amazon, is also scratch proof and will help prolong the functionality of any display. Also, the antistatic surface on the film will not retain fingerprints, smudges or dust.
Capdase delivers probably the best screen protector for the 13.3 inch MacBook Pro, but will work with any other machine in that size range. The film comes with UV protection, which will protect your eyes from radiations after a prolonged exposure to the LCD screen. The film is easy to set up and maintain, as you can literally wash it, dry it and place it back over the display. The protector, available now for a discounted price of $11.99 or 6.99 for 11.6 inch displays, is also scratch and fingerprint resistant, being a decent pick for a long term anti glare protector for your Mac Book Pro.
Gearzap.com offers on their website a universal screen protector for laptops up to 13.3 inch in size. Basically, you get a 13.3 inch protector, which you can cut according to the size of your netbook. On their dedicated screen protector page you’ll find many types of protectors, most of them kind of anonymous, but at affordable rates. Also, they ship in Europe as well and have a 30 day money back guarantee.
Finally, If you’re on a budget, you might want to consider the AG2 Anti-Glare filter, which is available from Amazon for just 9 bucks. Still, it can reject the glare a typical glossy screen attracts and protect the display against smudges and fingerprints.
All in all, if you’re tired of glare and reflections, these screen covers will help and are pretty affordable. Personally though, I’d rather but a laptop whit a matte display from starters, but such options are usually limited. Thus, you have to turn to tricks.