Who else loves sunbathing?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by andalusia, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. andalusia macrumors 68030

    andalusia

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    Damn right, we've had some excellent sun over here in the UK for the past few days.

    What's even better is that I can use my laptop out in the garden whilst sunbathing! (never owned a laptop before)

    What's even better than that(!) is how my laptop is White... And as such reflects most of the sun's heat decreasing the amount my computer absorbs, therefore lowering the chance of overheating. I touch the back of my computer (the bit with sunlight streaming onto) and it feels completely normal. I touch my brother's black laptop, and I can feel a definate heat increase.

    Ahh Apple, once again you have made me happy.
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Um...congratulations on your experience with heat absorption/ lack there of?
     
  3. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Haha, thank you very much! ;D
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    haha, good fun there. Dont forget the sunblock for you and your toy. :cool:
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    While you have it out there in the nice sunshine, here's another cool tip. Usually you control the brightness by adjusting the internal backlighting control up and down. While you're outside, try and turn the brightness way down, adjust the view so the sun faces the screen and try frontlighting. This way, you should be able to see your screen properly and at the same time you can save battery life since the brightness is way down. -GDF
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I do this all the time. You don't get much color, but the contrast is great and easy to see. You can practically get the same image either way.
     
  7. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What is frontlighting? Is it using the sun to light up your screen?
    I always thought that makes it impossible to see...
     
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Yep. Like a first generation Gameboy.

    Yep. Like a first generation Gameboy.
     
  9. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Rofl xD So why recommend it?
     
  10. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    For those with Black laptops, cover it with foil!!! :D
     
  11. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    I'm not a fan of cancer, thus I don't really like laying out in the sun.
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    How do you feel about vitamin D?

    I like to invert the screen colors when I'm outside. Indirect sunlight can be a real bugger with a glossy display.
     
  13. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    The weather has been AMAZING hasnt it :D Today after my exam i came home and revised geography on my trampoline.
    it was actually orgasmic XD
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I guess it's an interesting quirk that somewhat demonstrates how LCDs/backlights work. At a pinch you could also save a lot of battery life (at the expense of colour).....
     
  15. iNash macrumors 6502

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    I love it, just got back from a stag do and we spent the whole weekend up in the Lake District, the mornings consisted of various outdoor activities (Quad-biking/Canyoning etc) and the afternoons were spent sitting on the patio chatting and catching some rays :D

    Good times :)
     
  16. AtrBirkett macrumors newbie

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    Ohhh I need my Macbook now, I'm saving up for it, should get it in about a moth or so. Sadly If I sit in the sun with my iBook,

    a) My iBook already gives off enough heat to cause a small hole in the ozone above my house that will not only make your Macbook hot, but probably melt it :D

    b) The extension cable wont reach, and since my battery seems to have decided to stop suffering and give up on all life. I cant sit out anyway

    and well... I don't like cooking in the sun,

    So in other words I'm basically stuck until I get it :(
    Oh and I'm new, so treat me nice ;)

    Birkett
     
  17. andalusia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ah, you did Maths today by any chance? It was an alright exam IMO, no more maths ever again! Geography and English tomorrow though...... UGH..... All over in 8 days, 14 hours, 35 minutes! (If your last exam is Science GCSE that is ;P)

    Ahh that sounds quality mate :) I am absolutely envious of your weekend :D
    Just crappy old Stockport for me ;) At least am catching the rays!

    Ah that's a shame, you're missing out on some awesome sun! It really is lovely :)
    And welcome to the forums!
     
  18. Burning Radio macrumors regular

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    I will love the freedom that my Macbook will bring me. I keep thinking of being outside in the summer evening/night. Leave the computer in for sunbatheing and just bring your iPod. :cool:
     

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