Kinda cool PowerBook stand

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  1. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Isn't it bad to run the powerbook for long periods of time like that? I thought it had airflow through the keyboard. My windows laptop said not to close the lid for more than 20 minutes, as all that heat up on the screen isn't great for it.
     
  2. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    no no no, the pb you can run in clamshell mode as long as you like, however with the ibook, the heat dissapates through the keyboard, therefore it is not recommended to run the ibook with the screen closed

    that i believe is why apple gave the pb the option to run dual desktops, and have it closed

    and the ibook cannot w/o a hack

    nuff said
    :confused:
     
  3. wPod macrumors 68000

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    the pb works fine closed, i do it all the time with my setup with my dell monitor. this looks like a cool device. doesnt seem like it ads much to functionallit, but it does look really cool! i wouldnt mind getting one but it seems to be availble in japan right now :-/
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Looks like it could damage the PowerBook if it leaned too much the wrong way or another....
     
  5. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Both the PB and iBook have fans, but the iBook is plasic and looses less heat through the shell. The dual desktop function will only work if a keyboard, external mouse, and external monitor are attached.

    I have to say, I don't like the heat that comes out of the PB. It feels like the whole thing, (bottem, sides, top) is heat sink.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats pretty sweet, now only if i had another display to use with my powerbook
     
  7. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    It's too bad their website is in some barely-decipherable (to me) Asian dialect. I think it's Japanese...
     
  8. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    actually im pretty sure that the heat dosnt come out of the shell and only through the keyboard, thats why you dont use it in clamshell mode

    and yea the pb is going to feel hotter....its aluminum :rolleyes:
     
  9. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    Almost like a really slim G5. A Powerbook G5. :)
     
  10. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    It's nice but knowing me, I'd probably knock my PB clear off of it when turning around to grab something. That and the cords would be all in the air.
     
  11. andrewfee macrumors 6502

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    While it's fine to run it closed like that, I've found a lot of the heat comes from the vents at the back (by the hinge) so it's probably not a good idea running it like that for any length of time, no matter how cool it looks.
     
  12. db2guru macrumors newbie

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    300 USD Cool?

    It looks nice, but 300 dollars nice?
     
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    How do u insert a cd, can u use the drive like that??????
     
  14. Platform macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    Cooool.......nice but the you can't use both displays :eek:
     
  15. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    A neat idea, kinda like the PS2.

    that wallpaper on the display is sweet. I know what I'll be looking for at lunch today.
     
  16. _pb_boi macrumors 6502

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    Yep. The stand doesn't obscure the slotload.

    andy.
     
  17. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Looks cool like other users noted...
    but my only worry would be if it actually scratches the bottom of the PB.
    Makes the PB more like a peice of art :D
     
  18. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    You know what's funny? That's the wallpaper on my widescreen (ahem) PC's monitor. If you can't find it and want it, send me a PM or something and I'll pass it along. It's a nightshot from NASA I found on their site somewhere.
     
  19. longwood macrumors regular

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    definately japanese.
     

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