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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:25 PM   #1
smurray
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mStand w/ 15" retina

I'm considering getting an mStand for my new 15" rMBP. I've read somewhere that there's a pretty significant lip at the front since the retina is so much thinner. I was wondering if someone who has an mStand and a retina MBP would mind posting a pic so I can see exactly how much the lip sticks out. Thanks!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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I don't have an rMBP, but I do have a 15" cMBP. I measured the mStand's front lip, and it protrudes a full 2mm above the front edge. It's flush with the top of the tapered edge of the lid when closed. Comparing the rMBP and cMPB height dimensions I would say it would protrude about 7mm to 8mm above the palm rest. The main problem I see is that the lid opening notch in the stand might be at or above the edge of the rMBP lid, blocking the rMBP's lid opening notch.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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It's about 2-3mm above the top of the laptop. It looks OK, but I imagine it would be a problem if you were using it to type on the rMPB's keyboard. It doesn't hinder the opening of the screen, unless your thumbs are really big. ;-)

And yes - consider no more. If you have an external keyboard and mouse - this is the best stand in my opinion.






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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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When the lid is open, it sticks out this much.
But I'm not bothered, since I don't use the trackpad or keyboard when it sits on the mStand.


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