Eyes No Longer Strained With New iMacs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dyne, May 3, 2011.

  1. Dyne macrumors member

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm not sure if anyone remembers me from back when the mid-2010 iMacs launched, but I purchased one, and despite loving the system, I ended up having to return it due to having a lot of eye strain while using it for even five minutes. With the new iMacs having been launched today, I decided to pick up a new one to attempt to adjust to the screen again, as I really, REALLY loved the system, and I hated being back on a Windows machine.

    I'm not certain why, but I'm having next to no issues this time around; I've been using the system nearly non-stop for the last two hours, and I've had very minimal eyestrain compared to last year's model! Absolutely NOTHING has changed whatsoever with my vision or lighting conditions in my PC room.

    Was something possibly changed with the displays for this release that has alleviated my issues almost entirely? If so, I'm certainly not complaining. :) And hopefully those other individuals besides myself that were having the same issues previously will be able to use the new iMacs with relative ease, as well!
     
  2. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    According to one of the tear down sites, it's the exact same panel (Model/Part#) as the 2010 models.
     
  3. Dyne thread starter macrumors member

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    Huh. Maybe my eyes just leveled up, or something. :)
     
  4. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    The new Radeon 6 series including EyeComfort .. you should check their website more often :D

    Maybe you're just too excited you forget that your eyes actually a bit strained, you know .. a tiny bit :p
     
  5. kevin2223 macrumors member

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    There is a minor difference - the new iMacs have an ambient light sensor which will provide ideal brightness whether you are in a dark or well-lit environment.

    If you manually set the brightness, does it return? Perhaps the display was set too bright/dim for the conditions?

    From Apple's site: "To conserve power and relieve eyestrain, a built-in ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the screen brightness on MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac to suit the ambient light of whatever room you’re in."
     
  6. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    Very Possible, thats your answer there...
     
  7. pt0016 macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    If you don't mind, can you link me to the info on the ambient light sensor on the new iMac's?
     
  8. kevin2223 macrumors member

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  9. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Huh. Interesting. I've been waiting for this feature to come to iMacs, but I find it curious why they didn't mention this at all in the iMac section of the site. :confused:
     
  10. sweetcorn macrumors newbie

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    Apple is secretly testing their new 'istrain' sensors in the new iMacs, depending on feedback they intend to incorporate these 'istrain' sensors across their whole product line.

    Sounds like a positive result so far...
     

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