Hey guys, I've been working my tail-off the last few days. My apologies.
I've cut 9 of these Filters for the e1705. If you get one from me, there is very little to do other than some minor prep work. Other than that, just peel away the backing, apply, then take a small piece of tape ( at the edge works perfectly ) then gently pill alway the Glossy filters thin protective layer. Then, you are all done.
When I say prep, that means, turn your small desk-top fan off, if you have a cat or dog that's in the room, get them out of there. The less pet hair, the better. The reason being, once you remove the backing, this stuff is CHARGED full of static. You can watch stuff just float onto it and stick. Other prep work would be, washing your hands and making sure you DO NOT put your fingers / hands, etc in between the backing and the back side of the Glossy filter. That's a no no.
Also, having a desk light on or the room light on, window blinds up to let light in is very helpful in helping you to line up the Glossy Filter perfectly. I am also including ( 2 ) Wet and Dry lint free LCD cleaning Wipes with the Glossy Filter so that you can clean the surface before you apply the filter.
I would like to respond kindly to some of the things 5150 Joker has brought up. First off, it just sucks that that most of us have this dull matte finish WXGA+ display on our e1705's. Is there an easy solution to this? Not really. Sadly, we have to turn to a 3rd party for an answer. Lets face it, there just isn't anything out there, YET to answer this problem with. Is my solution the end all solution? No. Will people find it an improvement over what they currently have. Absoultely. Will some find it a waste of time and money? Most likely. You cannot please everyone.
I can tell you this. I've been on the net since dec 93'. I'm 37 and an Old Skool Amiga dude. I've spent well over $150,000 on computers, hardware, laptops, monitors, and software and countless hours building, breaking, starting fires and tweeking all of it. WE ALL HAVE. It's our passion. For me, this little project has been worth the cost and my time. I haven't mentioned this but, and here is my case number, 1348989109 as proof, but I called Dell up and had decided to return my Laptop because of the POS screen we have. Now that I have the Glossy filter applied, I've gone from my love / hate relastionship I had with the e1705 to ... loving it and KEEPING it. Sure I wish my Glossy LCD was factory installed, but it's not. I've done my absolute best to make sure these things are perfect, look good and work well. So please do take my word that this is well worth your time and money.
I will be contacting people tonight who have expressed interest in this Glossy filter and going from there. If anyone else wants one. PM me. I have a few left for the e1705 17" Wide.