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4.0 out of 5 stars Better Privacy filter than previous version; Reflective screen makes it hard to work under bright light, November 21, 2009
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This review is from: 3M GPF12.1W Gold Privacy Filter for Widescreen Laptop 12.1" (Personal Computers)
Pros:

* Big Improvement over previous version:
- Contrast and clarity
- Narrower viewing angle ( > 45 degree)
- Provide more privacy in various environment (dark/bright)

Cons:
* Makes your screen reflective; need sometime to get used to
* still can see your screen when the others are viewing 45 degree
* pricey

I purchased this privacy filter on my work laptop. This Gold version works much better than the previous version from 3M. It works as advertised. The improvements include providing better contrast, clearer text and privacy. Previously, you can still see the window frame on your screen and people can kinda know which application you are working with. With this new version, it blocks much better and provides you more privacy.

However, it's still not perfect. I found that the reflective screen provided with this filter is a love-and-hate situation for me. It makes your screen looks like a glass screen somehow. I am getting used to it now after using it for a week and starting to like it as it feels clearer on text and images. The viewing angle can still be improved. Also, from a 45 degree angle, you can see almost one-third or half of the screen clearly

3M did a good job on this new version. Hope they can come up with something better in the near future to improve the viewing angle and ability to completely block the others not viewing in front of the screen.
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