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TechRestore launches matte screen replacement service for MacBook Pro 13 inch  
Thursday, October 1, 2009 | by Rob Galbraith
TechRestore is now offering its matte screen replacement service for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch, for photographers and others who love this computer's display quality but are put off by its glossy front.

The service is comprised of removing the glass front and the glossy surface LCD panel underneath it, then installing a matte surface LCD panel and a custom black bezel (rather than glass covering the entire display area). Shannon Jean, President of the California-based computer repair outfit offering the service, says the panel that goes in has the exact specifications of the panel that comes out, except for the surface finish.

We should soon have a MacBook Pro 13 inch that has been through TechRestore's matte screen replacement process. Once we've had a chance to evaluate it we'll write about it.

The service is US$199.99. The company has discontinued plans to offer the same service for the 2009 MacBook Pro 15 inch (the one with an SD slot), in the wake of Apple's introduction of an antiglare option for that model, says Jean. TechRestore continues to perform matte screen replacements on the previous-generation unibody MacBook Pro 15 inch (the one with an ExpressCard/34 slot).

More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

World's Only Matte Finish Screen Replacement For 13" MacBook Pro Arrives!

Concord, CA - October 2, 2009 - TechRestore, Inc. announced today that they have begun offering the only Matte Finish screen replacement service for 13-inch MacBook Pro Unibody systems.

The new service offers an option for owners of the 13-inch MacBook Pro systems, that for personal or professional reasons, do not wish to use the high-gloss, shiny screen and glass that is factory installed. The Overnight MacBook 13-inch Unibody Matte Finish Screen Replacement Service has a 24-hour turnaround time and flat-rate pricing of $199 that includes installation of a new replacement LCD screen, free return shipping and a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

Unlike simple anti-glare covers, which can distort images and skew colors, the TechRestore upgrade involves removing the glossy, glass screen cover and replacing the glossy LCD with a matte-finish screen that has the exact same specifications as the original; same resolution, same wide-gamut color depth, same LED backlight. We install a custom black bezel around the edge of the screen that matches the finish of the MacBook and looks great. The bezel has all the required holes in it for the iSight and microphone that sit at the top of the MacBook screen housing.

"We have been performing Matte screen replacements on the Unibody for the last 9-months and the popularity is astounding", said Shannon Jean, Founder and President of TechRestore. "Adding the 13” MacBook Pro Matte finish screen replacement service is a much requested and natural expansion of this service"

Previewed at MacWorld Expo 2009, the TechRestore Overnight MacBook Pro Unibody Matte Finish Screen Replacement Service won the Ziff-Davis (ZDNet) Best of Show award and received high praise by numerous publications, including MacWorld magazine that stated "This is, quite honestly, the machine I feel Apple should have launched as the new Unibody MacBook Pro. The engineering of the new bezel (in a nice matte black finish) is perfect; it looks just as good as the one on the stock MacBook Pro machine sitting next to it in TechRestore’s booth."

The service is available immediately with a price of $199 for parts, installation, free return shipping and a 1-year warranty. Interested parties can learn more by visiting or by calling 1-888-572-7372.

Direct link to the service:

About TechRestore:
Created out of a passion for the products we sell and service, TechRestore brings together an unmatched repair and product expertise team to provide repairs, upgrades & recoveries for electronic devices such as Mac & PC Laptops, iPods, Mac minis, Apple TVs and video game systems such as the Sony PSP, Xbox, PS3 and Wii. With more than 20-years of experience providing solutions for our customers, we’ve still kept our sense of wonder about how fortunate we are to work with these fantastic products and people each day. TechRestore customers can rest assured that while their products may fail them, TechRestore never will. TechRestore has locations in the United States and Canada.

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