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fk51785
Feb 16, 2008, 07:29 PM
I am trying to buy a notebook stand for MBA.

I was thinking either the mStand(Rain Design) or Elevator(Griffin Tech),

and have some questions for those who already have Mstand & MBA.

Because MBA doesn't tilt back as much as MB or MBP,

Does it cause any viewing angle problems when using it on mStand ?



MazingerZ
Feb 16, 2008, 07:32 PM
I am trying to buy a notebook stand for MBA.

I was thinking either the mStand(Rain Design) or Elevator(Griffin Tech),

and have some questions for those who already have Mstand & MBA.

Because MBA doesn't tilt back as much as MB or MBP,

Does it cause any viewing angle problems when using it on mStand ?

I'm interested as well. Pictures would be nice to see.

frunty
Feb 16, 2008, 08:15 PM
I bought an mStand to use with my MacBook Pro, and it works fine viewing-angle wise with the MacBook Air as well. There is one problem though - the rubber bumper pads on the front don't come down far enough since the Air's so thin and there's metal-on-metal contact between the front of the Air and the stand. I've gotten a couple of small scratches on the computer, so I don't use it anymore. They'll probably fix it at some point in the future, but for now I'll look for another solution.

http://128.255.92.80/extras/mbas.jpg

MazingerZ
Feb 16, 2008, 08:19 PM
I bought an mStand to use with my MacBook Pro, and it works fine viewing-angle wise with the MacBook Air as well. There is one problem though - the rubber bumper pads on the front don't come down far enough since the Air's so thin and there's metal-on-metal contact between the front of the Air and the stand. I've gotten a couple of small scratches on the computer, so I don't use it anymore. They'll probably fix it at some point in the future, but for now I'll look for another solution.

http://128.255.92.80/extras/mbas.jpg

Thanks!

Can you take a picture of the MBA on the stand itself?

frunty
Feb 16, 2008, 08:23 PM
http://128.255.92.80/extras/mba2.jpg

MazingerZ
Feb 16, 2008, 08:26 PM
http://128.255.92.80/extras/mba2.jpg

Thanks...I might pick one up and add some pads myself.

fk51785
Feb 16, 2008, 08:41 PM
I bought an mStand to use with my MacBook Pro, and it works fine viewing-angle wise with the MacBook Air as well. There is one problem though - the rubber bumper pads on the front don't come down far enough since the Air's so thin and there's metal-on-metal contact between the front of the Air and the stand. I've gotten a couple of small scratches on the computer, so I don't use it anymore. They'll probably fix it at some point in the future, but for now I'll look for another solution.

http://128.255.92.80/extras/mbas.jpg

Thank you so much for the explanation and the pictures.
I really appreciate it. :)

duffyanneal
Feb 16, 2008, 09:10 PM
They'll probably fix it at some point in the future, but for now I'll look for another solution.

http://128.255.92.80/extras/mbas.jpg

Can you remove the pads and stick them a little lower or rotate them 90 degrees and put them back on?

frunty
Feb 17, 2008, 12:27 AM
On mine the adhesive is really hard and the rubber started ripping when I tried pulling it off. Maybe I can find some additional padding material to use for a while...

mashinhead
Feb 17, 2008, 09:23 AM
On mine the adhesive is really hard and the rubber started ripping when I tried pulling it off. Maybe I can find some additional padding material to use for a while...

you can buy stuff like that at a hardware store and just stick them lower down.

steve31
Feb 17, 2008, 11:28 AM
That is an easy fix!;)I have a Griffin Elevator that I use all the time.