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3M PF12.1 Privacy Filter for Laptop 12.1"

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  • Keeps your personal or confidential information safe from prying eyes
  • You'll see the information on your display while people on either side only see a darkened screen
  • Designed to fit standard laptops with a diagonally measured 12 3/16" viewing screen and a 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Actual filter dimensions are 9 3/4" wide x 7 5/16" high (247 mm x 186 mm)
  • Includes your choice of two easy-to-use attachment methods
  • Lightweight, thin, frameless design
  • Protects display from dirt, debris and scratches
  • Reversible, matte side reduces glare and reflections
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Color Black Black Black BLACK
Size 12.1" 13 inches 17.0"W 17"
Dimensions 7.32 inches x 9.74 inches x 0.02 inches 12.6 inches x 8.4 inches x 0.02 inches 0.38 inches x 16.3 inches x 10.89 inches 0.2 inches x 17 inches x 13.2 inches
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Size: 12.1" | Color: Black
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Product Details

Size: 12.1" | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000067O5H
  • Item model number: PF12.1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,199 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2002

Product Description

Size: 12.1" | Color: Black

Product Description

3M Privacy Filters keep confidential information private. Only persons directly in front of the monitor can see the image on screen; others on either side of them see a darkened screen. Designed to fit standard laptops with a diagonally measured 12 3/16" viewing screen and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Actual filter dimensions are 9 3/4" wide x 7 5/16" high (247 mm x 186 mm). Includes your choice of two easy-to-use attachment methods. Reversible, matte side reduces glare and reflections. Lightweight, thin, frameless design. Protects display from dirt, debris and scratches. Cleans easily with a soft cloth and water. Great for high traffic areas such as airports, airplanes, commuter trains, coffee shops and other public places. Limited 1-year warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Notebook privacy filters keeps confidential and private information private. Utilizes 3M's patented microlouver technology so only persons directly in front of the monitor can see the image on screen, passersby see only a blank, dark screen. Unique attachment system, stays in place even when monitor is closed. Lifetime warranty.

Customer Reviews

Product was very easy to install.
Thiru D
This is great if you travel on planes and want to be able to work without everyone being able to see what you are doing - this is the best privacy screen!
Traveling Sales Rep
It mounts by clear plastic tabs that stick onto the computer screen mount and extend over the screen itself, allowing you to slide the filter in and out.
Stl Sooner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

288 of 300 people found the following review helpful By Bobby L. on January 5, 2006
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 14.1" W
I've owned this product for about a month now and purchased it because I was frustrated with seatmates on airplanes looking at my notebook screen for the whole flight, trying to figure out what I was doing. This screen works wonders in deterring others from taking glances at my private information. In fact, most people think I'm crazy, typing away on a computer with a blank screen, or so they think.

There are some disadvantages with this screen though. Your seatmate directly next to you will be able to see through the filter to your screen partially, because they are within the viewing angle of the screen with the filter on. But move over any farther and the screen is not visible, nor is it visible across the aisle (if sitting in an aisle seat). About the only other place that it is visible is if someone is standing directly above you, one row back. Turning down the brightness of your screen also helps immensely in blocking people from viewing your screen through the filter at any angle.

(Please note, having this filter installed screens out about half of the light coming out of the screen. If you have poor eyesight with dim lighting and have trouble with computer screens, this product may not be for you.)

Additionally, the clear plastic tabs included with the filter adheres to the plastic border around the notebook LCD screen to keep the filter in place. It works, but blocks about a 1/8" of the screen at 6 points, especially noticeable around the bottom of the screen where the start bar is located.

You'll also notice a large "3M PF14.1W" printed in the top right hand corner of the filter. It's used to help in determining whether the filter is facing the right direction, but it's quite distracting at times.
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133 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Michael B. on May 13, 2007
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 15.4 inches
I'm a consultant who travels weekly. Lots of time on flights makes a privacy filter important to me. Being something of a perfectionist and the fact that I look through it for hours each week, I ordered both the ViewGuard and the 3M filters to compare them. I kept the 3M and returned the ViewGuard. Why?

The image clarity of the 3M filter was significantly better (note that I work with small fonts, spreadsheets, etc. and wear glasses) Yes, ViewGuard, I removed the protective film before making the comparison! Two things bugged me about the ViewGuard: (1) its polarization cuts run diagonally (the 3M run vertically), which is distracting, and (2) the image through the ViewGuard is a tiny bit blurry/hazy compared to the 3M. 3M seems to have a more clear film that they use. A colleague of mine did the same side-by-side and agreed with me.

Both products do what they claim, and both fit my notebook well, although I also prefer the optional vertical mounting strips that come with the 3M product (both come with mounting 'dots', but 3M supplies an alternate mounting mechanism as well).

Let's face it: $50 for a piece of plastic seems expensive, but there's no alternative if you want to work on client (or your own financial) information on a plane. Thanks, 3M, for making a quality product. (And no, I don't work for 3M!)
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74 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Roger E. Ekstrom on March 12, 2010
Color Name: Gold/ BlackSize Name: 17 inches W
I bought the Gold privacy screen for my new Mac Pro 15.5 Laptop. It works great! Fellow workers complain because they can't see my laptop screen unless they get directly behind me. It works especially well with window light hitting it. If fellow workers do stand directly behind me, I just spin around and they back off. I reordered the one for a 17" Mac Pro as it fits better than the one 3M recommends for the 15.5". The 3M recommended screen fits only over the viewing area and leaves about a 1" border to the edge of the screen and is held on with cheesy plastic tabs that glue on the screen. It looks bad and in two weeks the cheesy plastic mounting tabs fell off. You will have much difficulty cleaning the laptop screen with the cheesy plastic tabs glued in place. The Gold Screen for the 17" Mac Pro fits over the entire screen of the 15.5" Mac Pro and is right to the edge of the entire screen. It just leans up against the screen as it leans back. It is a glove fit and is well worth the difference. It lays down flat when I close the screen and travels well. Don't buy the Gray Screen Filter, the Gold is 500% better! The Gray was a costly mistake. Cheaper isn't always the answer. Also, I bought directly from 3M and paid way too much one the first round. (sales Tax, shipping, and a higher price) This time Amazon was my source. (3M(tm) GPF17.0W Widescreen Gold Notebook Privacy Filter) Roger
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Tom Moravee on August 20, 2006
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 17 inches Verified Purchase
I bought this with some hesitation after reading one negative review...but I'm glad I got it because it works great but keep in mind you have to have the shiney side facing the monitor for it to work properly
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By E.K. on January 3, 2005
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 12.1"
As advertised, the 3M Notebook Privacy Filter does its job by masking what you are typing on the screen from other people. Someone seated right next to you cannot tell what is being typed on the screen...guaranteed. For people travelling on business with sensitive documentation, this filter is a must. For masking personal letters or emails, its a must.

If you read other reviews from other websites stating it is possible for others to see the screen behind you, it's true. But it'll take someone with super, telescopic vision to be able to read the typing from that far away. If they are looking right over your shoulder, then you should have the right to give ther person a dirty look and tell them to back off. This filter's purpose is to mask unsuspecting eyes from spying from the side view in a crowded environment and that is what it does. It's not 100%, though...from a sixty degree angle, your screen will appear really dark, but it is more than enough to mask what you are typing.

This 12.1" filter fits perfectly into an IBM Thinkpad X40. It clamps right on it making it seem like a part of your notebook. There's no sticky adhesives necessary to keep it on.

So why am I giving it only three stars? Well, in my opinion, there is absolutely no logical justification to make it so expensive! At most, I could understand if they charged this product for something like $24.95 or so, but asking for $80, retail, is just plain ridiculous. Even half that amount is too much. It's simply a piece of plastic. I was lucky and got mine at an auction for $0.99, but it is too pricy for private use, seriously.
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