There seems to be a growing trend in laptops that I find annoying. I may be in the minority. – Some of the new models of laptop machines, like the Asus M series, have a sleek, glossy finish. The look is gorgeous in its presentation. However, the problem comes from the actual use.

Every touch of the body of the machine leaves a fingerprint smudge.

It may be a small annoyance but, after a bit of time with the machine, the laptop looks as though it has not been cleaned in weeks. The finish on these sleek machines is just a fingerprint magnet. I am told that some manufacturers are including a special cleaning cloth with the laptop. That may be fine but who wants to be cleaning the laptop repeatedly.

It may not seem very progressive but there is much to be said for the old laptops that did not show fingerprint smudges and still looked clean.