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Protective film layer on ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch models

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Started ‎01-03-2013 by
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Protective film layer on ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch models


I just unpacked my new ThinkPad X1 Carbon touch and noticed that it appears as though the screen has a protective plastic film affixed to it.  It is most noticeable around the mic and cam, where holes appear to exist.


I can't find any documentation saying that this should be removed, and it's not easy to pry the sheet off at the corners (in fact, I've had zero luck, but haven't tried much because I don't want to damage anything). Do I keep trying to pry the sheet off or assume it's part of the design?  



There is a protective film layer that covers the display and should not be removed.  


This extends over the viewing area and stops about 1/32" from the edge.   There are circular reliefs around the camara and two microphone ports at the top of the screen where this layer can also more easily be seen.


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by JonDeutsch on ‎02-10-2013 07:43 AM

But, Mark_Lenovo -- this screen protector creates a very undesirable 'screen door effect' that makes it quite uncomfortable to read text on a white background (i.e., 90% of all internet browsing).   Can anything be done to retrofit another type of screen protector on the LCD to reduce the screen door effect that really hobbles the user experience on this otherwise top-tier laptop?



by GaboG on ‎05-06-2013 02:39 PM

I agree with Jon's comment, the film makes the display look blurry and it puts significant stress on my eyes, Even though the Carbon is a great laptop, I'm hesitant to recommend it because of this "protective film" on the display. It would be good if removing it was supported, I don't mind about the glare, readability is the main issue for me and as it is right now, is not good.





by laflour on ‎05-09-2013 07:57 AM

Mark, why then non-touch X1 doestn has this filming if it was added to "touch" for protective purposes?

For me that filming affects the screen negatively

by orlandotommy ‎03-24-2014 10:00 AM - edited ‎03-24-2014 01:39 PM