15" Macbook Pro on RAIN stand

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingofkings11, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. kingofkings11 macrumors member

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    This might seem like a stupid question to some but I'm genuinely curious if anyone has any insights...

    Is there a detrimental effect on a 15" macbook pro (internals perhaps?) if I have it sitting on the rain stand (at its angled position) for extended amounts of time? Like I just want to leave the macbook pro on the stand while in use and not in use.

    The macbook pro does have a UAG case on it.

    Thanks
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    Hard drives could be required to slow down if at an angle, but since there's none of this in the MBP, I don't see the problem. The fans should do alright with the angle I think and those are the only moving parts that could be affected. Aside from that, no problems, so I think it's fine.
    Don't get the UAG case - but hey - shouldn't affect anything I think, but if you're concerned, keep an eye on the temperatures for a wile and see if they act strangely
     
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Zero I have two Rain Design mstands, and use them with 13" & 15" rMBP's and now Surface Book. There are also alternatives with variable height & tilt angle that offer greater flexibility.

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  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well it's a notebook used on laps, in beds, propped on a cushion etc etc etc logic would suggest that a specific stand with clear space for cooling will not be an issue, also take a look at the vertical henge docks people use those with no issues for years.
     
  5. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    For me, it seems to have a slightly positive effect. It presumably is reducing temperatures slightly, because CPU throttling on the mRAIN stand is slightly less than on other surfaces. I assume this is because that thick piece of aluminum is sucking the CPU/GPU heat away from the internals and dissipating it faster?
     

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