PC makers seem to love putting glossy lids on netbooks. And there’s a good reason for that: They’re sleek and sexy and look all kinds of awesome when you first spot the computer on a store shelf or take it out of the box. But give it a few days, and you’ll notice that your glossy lid is covered with oily fingerprints and smudges, which kind of diminishes the cool factor.

EeeUser forum member sharkexe came up with a  solution.  He used black matt film, which is normally used to cover cars, furniture, and other itmes, to cover his Eee PC 1005HA.

Applying the film takes a pretty steady hand in order to keep everything straight. And if you want to cover all components of the laptop you’ll need to take apart the screen and remove the keyboard. But sharkexe reports that the film only costs a few bucks.

via GadgetMix

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3 replies on “How to make your glossy netbook case matte”

  1. “They’re sleek and sexy and look all kinds of awesome…” Ugh, Brad, “awesome” is an adjective.

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