Lack of apple logo glow on backlid of 12" rMBA -- dealbreaker?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thadoggfather, Feb 11, 2015.

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So?

  1. Yes it would I live for the glow

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  2. No it wouldn't its insignificant

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  3. I has no ideas

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  1. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Would it be if the rumors and leaks are true?
     
  2. copa, Feb 11, 2015
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    A bit more nuanced options would have been nice ;)

    As it stands, "I live for the glow" but I do reckon that the majority won't really care.
     
  3. protoxx macrumors 6502

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    It's really just yes no or maybe. The rest is not to be taken seriously
     
  5. dmitrivich macrumors member

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    To me it would be a plus. The glowing apple is obnoxious.
     
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  7. nutjob macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just get a fake MBA that doesn't actually work but has a glowing Apple? If it's important to one, then that fulfills one's main requirement: pretentiousness.
     
  8. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'd cover it anyway. The actual is an "attention wh*re", and the black one would be a cheap-looking one. But if they do it black I hope it is for a good reason that "benefits" the user in some way (thinner display so thinner whole design, etc).
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    "I has no ideas" - wtf? :rolleyes:

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    Not to mention a waste of power, even if it's minor.
     
  10. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    It is just the screen backlight viewed from the other side. No extra power.

    The glowing logo was a nice idea, but it has become a badge of pretentiousness. I won't miss it.
     
  11. newellj macrumors 601

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    Laughs (at self). Good info, thanks. Assumed there was a dedicated LED lighting up the logo. :eek:
     
  12. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, those who would actually base their choice on that, have too much money for their own good.
     
  13. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    I love the glow, but it's not going to be a deal breaker. I still intend on purchasing the computer.
     
  14. dmitrivich macrumors member

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    Not to mention if you're in a lighting situation where sun is shining against the back of the laptop, the apple logo is visible on the screen. Annoying.
     
  15. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    It is a nice, simple idea. The iMac doesn't have a glowing logo because the computer guts are in the way. A shame really as I would like to see a return to the G4 style iMac with the computing components in a base and the screen on an adjustable arm. More elegant and much more ergonomic.

    Ergonomics are also important on the rumoured rMBA. A full size keyboard is more important than a glowing logo, as is a suitable number of ports (happy with the rumours about USB 3.1 replacing a lot, but there needs to be at least 3 of them, hopefully more).

    (got sidetracked, tried to bring it back on track, hope nobody noticed)
     
  16. stillone macrumors member

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    Just think of all the duct tape that will be saved on those TV shows where they cover up that logo.
     
  17. Nee412 macrumors 6502

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    Not bothered about the logo at all. If I was to consider a MacBook Air I would only be bothered about the weight, size, CPU, RAM, and display. The things that matter in an ultra-portable laptop.
     
  18. ehfz macrumors member

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    The light used for that apple logo is actually the same as the backlight for the screen, so the reality is that all apple screens have a very very slight lowering of their brightness in the shape of an apple right in the middle of their screens.This is of course imperceptible to the human eye, but to me it's an unnecessary embellishment on a laptop that otherwise values minimalism and functionality above all else. So to answer your question, it's far from a deal-breaker to me and I would actually prefer everything I own to be completely unbranded with no logos at all.
     
  19. DreamGuardian macrumors newbie

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    It's no big deal for me. See the positive side: battery saved! :D
     
  20. copa macrumors member

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    one of the better arguments, indeed.
     
  21. ctg7w6 macrumors regular

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    I really like the glow... But I would still buy it without it.
     
  22. chabig macrumors 68040

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    The glowing apple uses no power. As has been said, it's just the screen backlight, viewed from behind.
     
  23. houssein31 macrumors regular

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    If it uses no power, why would they (allegedly) remove it?
     
  24. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Make it thinner, of course.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    It would be said to see, but no worse then losing the happy mac at bootup. We all adjusted on that, so life goes on
     

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