15" Macbook Pro - Stand Question

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  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

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    Hello Everyone,

    I recently started looking for a stand for my Macbook Pro 15" and wanted to see if people could give me their opinions, or even post up a few pictures if possible, on stands that are recommended. I know the 2 popular ones are currently:

    A. Griffin Elevator
    B. Rain Design mStand

    I currently have a 24" LCD Monitor and want to use my 15" Macbook Pro screen as "secondary" monitor, something like the following to give you an idea:
    [​IMG]

    The one thing I noticed with both stands is that they are "fixed" and not adjustable. This concerns me a bit since if I need to do some slight tweaking for viewing everything with my LCD, I may be stuck.

    If anyone could offer any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks,

    --Asif
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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  3. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any reason why? Thanks.
     
  4. lermal macrumors regular

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    I have the mStand and love it. Yes, it's not adjustable, but I find (for me anyway) that it is at the "right" height. It's solid and stylish.
     
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Looks much more sturdy than the griffin and the mstand does a much better job of cable management.
     
  6. mfuchs88 macrumors 6502

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    I would check out the Crane Stand. It's a little pricey but super high quality and incredibly adjustable.
     
  7. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    Rain M Stand. Although not adjustable it's very sturdy and the perfect height for me. I use it with an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Anther vote for the Mstand by RainDesign, very stable, sturdy, looks good, helps to dissipate heat. I have two for use with my MBP`s and wouldn't hesitate to by a third should the need arise.
     
  9. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How many inches does it raise the screen? Can anyone provide pics of their setup?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Belkin Zerostand that I purchased from the Apple Store. I quite like its a really nice job and keeps my MBP at eye level to my TB display. I paid $49 for it from Apple. I will try and post up a pic later but right now my MBP is out on the go with me!
     
  11. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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    Also have and recommend mstand. Great product
     
  12. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any other stand recommendations / preferences?


    Thanks.
     
  13. rev.b macrumors regular

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    mStand. One of the best purchases I have done for my MBP...
     
  14. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    I recommend using just the 24" screen and your MBP in a book arc in clamshell mode. With multiple "windows" so easily navigable in Lion why complicate your life?
     
  15. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    dunno if they still make em but i've used the icurve for years now.
     
  16. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Like the idea of having a semi "Dual monitor" setup, I do a lot of programming stuff, so it can come in handy.
     
  17. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

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    This is how I work too. The main 24" monitor as my workspace with the laptop screen showing stuff I have to keep an eye on but not as my main focus.
     
  18. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for the comments and help! Thought I'd include a picture of my setup, ended up going with the mStand as recommended. Actually found a guy selling his for $30 bucks, so hopefully I got a good deal on it:

    New Geek Setup:
    [​IMG]


    Let me know your thoughts! =)

    Thanks,

    --Asif
     
  19. user418 macrumors 6502a

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    $30 bucks for the mStand was a good price. A word of caution, keep that bottle of ??? as far away from your setup as possible.
     

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