New Ambilight Sensor On New iMac's

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

    lexus

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    At least I think this is new:

    Great Ambience

    Even when it’s sleeping, iMac thinks about what’s best for you. In low-light environments, a sensor detects the room’s ambient light and adjusts the sleep light to match — so you and your iMac can both catch some Zs.

    From the design section of Apple's iMac page.
     
  2. bep207 macrumors 6502

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  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    came with the second revision of the G5 iMacs. the one i have in fact. :D
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    This has been around for a long time...Apple even refers to an early G5 model as the Ambient Light Sensor model.
     
  5. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oops my bad, I never heard of it before and it was written on the website like a new feature.

    Sorry, delete this thread if you like
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't know about it... so your thread informed one person! I'll have to check this out when I get home... and when it's later.
     
  7. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

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    ^ That makes two of us... Kind of wish my Mini did something like this, because that little white dot of light can be really bright when the room is otherwise pitch black.
     
  8. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Try a piece of painters tape. Doesn't leave any residue.
     
  9. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    I didnt know about it either.

    And Lexus, i'm complaining about your sig, TOTALLY not fair!
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i didnt know about that, thats awesome!

    I knew the MBP has that for the display. i wish my MacBook had it for sleep light.
     
  11. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    It's in the heatsink separated by a EMI frame on the 24".
     
  12. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    Oh I'm not the only one then!

    Noise never bothers me at night but light does and the standby light of my MBP drives me nuts. I have to stick something in front of it to hide it.

    Small grumble but this iMac feature is a nice idea.
     

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