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buran-energia

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Oct 9, 2017
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Is it comfortable to use the 15 inch touchbar model on your lap while lying (see attachment)?
 

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woodynorman

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Nov 26, 2011
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Coming from a 13" MacBook Air...the 15" Pro is a bit awkward to use while lying down. Its usable, but isn't exactly comfortable for me.
 

Sterkenburg

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Oct 27, 2016
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I used to watch videos and tv shows like that with an old unibody 17”, lol.

The 13” would be even lighter than the 15”, of course, but I honestly don’t find putting the 15” on my lap uncomfortable at all.
 
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New_Mac_Smell

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Oct 17, 2016
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The requirements of some buyers :rolleyes:

I don't think any laptop is comfortable to use in that manner, nor do I think your back/neck would appreciate it in the long run.
 

Abaganov

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Jun 30, 2016
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I actually found the 15" more comfortable for that as the larger surface sat more comfortably on my knees then the 13"
 

Painter2002

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May 9, 2017
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I don't ever use my laptop laying down, so can't speak to that (kind of hard to edit photos or type documents laying down), but I do occasionally use my 13 inch on my lap. Honestly it's a toss up, I used to have a 15", and I can say that I had more concerns with it sliding off my lap than the 13". But the difference isn't noticeable.

If it were me though, if you plan on using it on your lap/bed a lot, my suggestion is to get an iPad or something of the sort for use in the bedroom, and if you need a MacBook, leave that at your desk. MacBook Pros work better on a flat, non-insulating surface, and besides that. Two different devices for two different needs.
 

snagnyou

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Nov 8, 2015
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From my experience the 13" is perfect on your lap, laying down, or in your bed. The 15" is awkward for those situations.
 

Tusskan

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Sep 22, 2016
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I think the real question would be If these poses will block the vents from delivering air to cool the device.?
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I think the real question would be If these poses will block the vents from delivering air to cool the device.?
My kids use my 2012 laptop in bad, and its been fine. I guess blankets can block the vents, anything is possible, but from my observation, I've not see any issues with their usage.
 
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