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The MacBook Air's unique display

The folks at TechRestore have taken it upon themselves to remove the gloss from Apple's MacBook Airs. In the process, they've discovered that the laptop's multi-layered display is truly a thing to behold.

Calling the screen "paper thin," TechRestore CEO Shannon Jean tells ZDNet how the display differs from nearly every other one he's seen. "It's in layers, it's insane," he says. "I don't think there's ever been a screen like this used in a laptop. It's very similar to a Sony PSP screen, where the LCD panel and backlight are separate pieces."

He notes that the display doesn't rest in a typical housing, but is held in place with "Iron Man adhesives." Finally, Jean notes that replacing the screen will require a dust-free environment, and that removing it is like "peeling an onion."

You'll find annotated photos in TechRestore's Flickr stream. This one is the money shot.

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