12" Powerbook warping with iCurve?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Marc the Mac, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Marc the Mac macrumors member

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    I'm hoping to get a 12" Powerbook soon, has anyone experienced case warping when using the powerbook on an iCurve - does it still get hot running off the power supply? - or does it dissipate heat better on the iCurve.

    Comments and experiences very much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. niter macrumors 6502

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    I am not sure about the PB, but I have the iCurve for my iBook 12" G4 and it never gets hot. My iBook feels like it does when it is off. I would assume the same for the PB. Besides, if you have a PB Al, it is going to take a lot more heat that you could ever create to warp the material. The only way to mess it up is to dent it.

    The iCurve is the best peripheral I have for my iBook yet. I find myself taking it around my house with the mouse and key board because I love it so much. I cannot wait until I get a bluetooth setup. It still looks damn classy even with the cables, but it still will be nice to be wireless. :)
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    The 12 PB will definitely not warp on the iCurve, nor do I think that any of other 'books would warp either. There's no more stress on the laptop than there would be in any other situation - all of the weight is distributed to the four feet on the bottom, and (with the 12 inchers) all of the feet rest on the iCurve. ...Well, that isn't exactly true, since there are pads on the iCurve that keep the laptop securely in place. But, since the pads are actually bigger than the feet themselves, you'll get even better weight distribution, i.e., less stress.

    Heat certainly isn't an issue - the laptop's cool much more quickly on the iCurve.
     
  4. jeff.macaddict macrumors regular

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    It will not warp the 'Book. It also cools better when on the icurve.

    I just got my 12" PB G4 today! :D
     
  5. Marc the Mac thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback people - I'm holding out for a little while in case there are any updates to the 12" PB before I spend my cash. But I won't be waiting forever..
     

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