It's a fingerprint magnet!

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    Woke up at oh dark early this morning to see that the NBC shopping channel (shopnbc.com) was featuring the AAO in XP with a 160GB HDD.

    The talking head was holding a blue model up and showing how easily The One fit into her purse. She held it at just the right angle so that the studio lighting reflected off the lid. There must have been a hundred fingerprints on it. :lol: It looked like someone ate fried chicken before handling it. :lol:
     
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    I remembner reading someone saying this when I was considering my purchase - there was a comment that white was much less prone.

    So I got a white one and I have to agree. I see prints arount the black screen bezel but can't see them anywhere else on the case.

    This is always one of the problems with a polished finish like this and one of the reasons why most plastic items are grained. (Grain also hides moulding inperfections)
     
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    The lid of the blue AAO is indeed a fingerprint magnet. It's fairly easy to clean, but if you want it to look "as new" you have to clean it every day :p
     
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    The Blue one certainly is, I could see how bad it was in the shop but I still bought the blue one :D

    I just didn't want people thinking it was an iBook or anything and I prefer blue to white.
    As a previous post said you just have to wipe it each day I find an anti static cloth is best.
    It also helps if you only pick it up by the edges :mrgreen:

    I'm still glad I bought my little blue wonder though, cos it's great.
    And I love the blue

    xhi
     
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    You could always wear white cotton gloves when you handle your AAO.
     
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    Solution is simple for me... I don't mind finger prints, but if it gets to a point that it's bothering me.... I always have a microfiber cloth inside my netbook case. Wipe for 3sec, done. :)

    Going to 4 months now without any problems with my AAO. My 2 other laptops are still asleep inside there respective backpacks hehehe. :D
     
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    I agree and use a microfiber cloth also.

    A word of warning though about your other two laptops, you got to get them out and charge them on a more regular basis, or you might find the batteries stone dead and will not charge up. That would be a hefty investment for them. :(
     
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    i Use clean Cloth and clean the screen once in a day.
     
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    I just bought the blue one this week and yeah the fingerprints are nasty, with me it seems as soon as I wipe it down they are back, I am going to order a skin from decal girl, they work great on my Zune.
    Now to do something about the memory. :D
     
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    Yeah I was kinda dissapointed in the fact that I have to clean the top on a daily basis (I have the black one). Somewhere here someone came up with the idea of waxing the lid. I busted out my Maguires Carnuba Car wax and waxed that baby up. I have to say it actually works! Finger prints are almost take care of but if there are any, it is so much easier to wipe off.

    Steps i did:
    1. Wipe with a microfiber rag with Alcohol and let dry.
    2. Apply wax lightly with a different MF rag and wait till it "glazes" over (till you see the wax whiten)
    3. Gently buff the wax off with another MF rag.
     
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    There's actually a safer way.... Furniture polish like Pledge. ;)

    Cleans and makes plastics less prone to prints. Safe, non abrasive.
     
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    Hmm, I think I might ahve some of that around somewhere...Doesn't pledge have harsh chemicals in it though? I mean if it is for wood...I have to check.
     
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    That's my concern also.
     
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    My blue One is a major fingerprint magnet with a scratch in the shape of an upside down L. Don't ask me how it got there because I really don't know. I've ordered the "War" skin from DecalGirl along with a skin for my iPod and Blackberry. They were a lot cheaper than LapJacks because I used combined shipping and the "PSPHOME" discount code minus the quotes which takes 15% off all items in your cart.
     
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    I don't think the Linux versions collect fingerprints. Damn Microsoft!
     
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    DecalGirl needs to get some more skins before I purchase one anytime soon... I have also done the wax. Worked great.
     
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    Do not all Aspire One's have the same plasticy top ? :?
     
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    With the Linux ones you can do:

    Code:
    sudo yum remove fingerprints
    and they're all gone!

    Cheers.
     
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    damn that works fine! thx for the idea :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    I just knew it. Damn Microsoft for its fingerprint vulnerabilities! Maybe Windows 7 will do this.
     
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