Before you order that Elevator, or mStand...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jnc, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Just thought I'd point out....

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    I saved a little money...

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    By using a pile of my old magazines:

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    :p

    And the MacBook isn't leaning on the stack as precariously as it seems - the lip on the screen hinge sits comfortably on the edge of the magazines. It's really stable.

    I knew I'd find a way to make use of all these old mags one day :)
     
  2. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    You could always lower your chair so that the screen is at eye level.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I wouldn't want to have my MB rested like that, maybe put something in the gap so if it does fall it doesn't fall far.
     
  4. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    that could be uncomfortable if you're using other accessories on the desk, though. I know I'd find it annoying using my tablet when the chair's on the floor. ;)
     
  5. .:R2theT macrumors 6502

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    That goes well with the high-end design elements of your MacBook and Harman Kardons.:rolleyes:
     
  6. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    Meh, when I use my laptop I tend to be cross legged on the sofa with the laptop on the coffee table or I'm laying my my stomach using it.
     
  7. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! :D That stack of 15-20 magazines, at £3.50 each or whatever, probably cost me significantly more than a much nicer looking stand, too. But it's money already spent, you can't see the mags, and it's a bedroom setup.

    " :rolleyes: "

    Way ahead of ya. ;) I folded a microfiber cloth in half and put it under there so it has a little cushion.

    In the name of science though, I did already test what'd hapen if it dropped and... nothing. It slides down smoothly to the surface almost in slo-mo. It takes a lot for it to budge anyway, so I don't see it happening. :)
     
  8. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Odd.. but if it fell, what would you do? Personally, I'd smack myself in the head and say "DOH!"
     
  9. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    see above :)
     
  10. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    90% of the time, I use my laptop on my lap. :^)
     
  11. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, is it just me or is the weight of the MB resting on the LCD hinge?
     
  12. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    Technically, its not a laptop, its a notebook. Then again, who uses it on their lap, its bloody uncomfortable.
     
  13. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is a notebook. All 3 of my "notebooks" become too hot to keep on my lap for too long.
     
  14. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good lord, I think MBs are made of strong enough stuff for that to not have even crossed my worried mind.
     
  15. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Nice recycling

    Heh, looks precarious but not a bad setup at all. Myself, I went with the hardcover route. A stack of 3 textbooks on my desk raises it to eye level and frees up room on the bookshelf.
     
  16. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    I don't worry about its technical name; in common vernacular, a Macbook is a laptop, and I'll keep calling it one, along with (nearly) every other human being. And yes, I use it on my lap almost exclusively (and it's very comfortable).
     
  17. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I often use it on my chest :eek:
     
  18. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Central heating :^) It's cheaper than turning up the thermostat in winter!
     
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  20. e12a macrumors 68000

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    yes, i'm sure it does have an effect on it.

    plus the magazines will get hot, creating warm ambient air around it. It'll just suck warm air right back in.

    but the temperature is probably low enough that its harmless i'm sure. The fans will just be on at full speed.

    I've seen my friend plop his blackbook onto his bed, the blankets creating a barrier. Though the fans were on high, it never caught fire. :)
     

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