Sunny spot on MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zeemeerman2, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    The sun shine directly through the Apple logo on the back side of my laptop, creating a yellowish shine through my window.

    Hey, wouldn't it be cool to have the whole back of the laptop transparent (like in the Apple logo)? That way you can turn off the brightness of your screen and save battery life while still be able to see what is displayed.

    To test it out yourself, requirements:
    - One sunny, bright day
    - One MacBook (Pro/Air)

    Hold your MacBook directly towards the sun. You see the yellow spot more easily if you turn off your brightness.

    If you don't have a sunny day, just hold it close to a bright shining lamp. (With the Apple logo the nearest to the lamp.)

    Your comment please.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I think it is rather annoying, and I avoid backlighting my notebook.
  3. zeemeerman2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    I knew someone was going to say that. No prob with that.

    I like mine idea better: a transparent plastic at the back instead of a white one.

    In design my idea is also better.

    Now, how to convince Steve...? :)
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    If you're really into conserving battery energy on a bright sunny day, try front lighting your screen and turning the brightness down. This way you light up the whole screen and not just the center.

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