Best MacBook Pro stand (cheap but excellent)

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  1. pinoyplaya macrumors regular

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    anyone have any suggestion for a cheap stand and possibly that cools the macbook as well?

    its for a 13 inch macbook pro.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    The best is the mStand in my opinion
    But it isn't considered cheap

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  4. sal macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I love the mStand but it's not cheap.
     
  5. pinoyplaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply guys. Also, I would like to note that I will not be connecting any keyboard or mouse with my MacBook Pro. Mostly gonna be using it while laying on my bed.

    Any other ideas?'

    Edit: Also, the Alto looks very sick!
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Ok... you want to lay in the bed and use your MBP on a stand?

    You don't want a stand, you want one of those lap thingies

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I would not recommend the iLap. For me it's not very useful for bed use...
     
  8. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    For a 13" look at the Targus Chill Mat for Mac, seems to get okay reviews. The iLap would also work but it is not cheap.
    I've been searching for a decent laptop stand, and no seems to make an affordable stand, that looks okay. I'll probably try to do DIY stand then end up buying an mStand.
     
  9. pinoyplaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    the Logitech Alto... that clear one... not the one with the keyboard and stuff... but just the stand itself. That looks very good and seems very sturdy. I am sure I would be able to use it on my lap as well and desk too...

    Should I get that? Hehe its only $15.00 at TigerDirect.
     
  10. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    You won't be able to type comfortable on the Alto.
     
  11. pinoyplaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys. Since the Alto Express is only $15.00 at tigerdirect and a $6.00 shipping. I think i will give it a try... ordering it now :)

    Thank you all
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I can't speak to the Alto Express, I have the Alto Connect USB Hub and I like it very much. The greatest lap thing I have found is this like lap coloring board my sister got from Pottery Barn Kids/Teen. I found something that sorta resembles it...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. pinoyplaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL... not sure if I like that color :)

    haha... but yea... I ordered the Alto Express for a grand total of just under $22.00

    I hope it will be here soon lol... supposed to be delivered on the 8th :(
     
  14. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Yeah the other pictures with the less offensive color options were not as high-res.
     
  15. chickenninja macrumors 6502

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    make your own

    buy a low rpm 120mm case fan and affix it to a clean BBQ grill, then just splice the wires into a USB end (5volt red and black) and connect through USB. or buy a ac converter to molex to plug into the wall if your affraid of splicing wires and connecting your frankenstein to your $1000+ mac.
    120mm low rpm case fan will be the quietest you can get. use newegg to search for those with the lowest dB (decibels). or you could just put your laptop on a copper tray.
     
  16. pinoyplaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL... too much effort and work... might as well buy a prebuilt one haha.
     
  17. toxic macrumors 68000

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    just put it on a hardcover book with a glossed cover...like a high school yearbook. though not all yearbooks are glossed...
     

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