Best Surface?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by denizzziz13, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. denizzziz13 macrumors member

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    Whats the best surface for my MacBook if I DON'T have a fancy laptop pad or table or cooling device?

    Is putting it on a bed the worst possible spot?
     
  2. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    The bed is a bad spot, because the sheets will block the vents. A table would be far better.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Water would be worse than the bed. :D

    Seriously though, the bed is a pretty bad place, no ventilation.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    Even if you keep the vents clear, your macbook will likely get too hot. Bedding is warm.:)
     
  5. Frozonecold macrumors 6502

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    The insulating properties of bedding prevents heat from escaping.
     
  6. denizzziz13 thread starter macrumors member

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    But other than a bed...any table works or are some better than others?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Metal will dissipate heat a lot better and faster than something like wood.
     
  8. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    I went to my local hardware store, and purchased a nice painted, sanded board that fit on my lap. That's what I put my computer on when in bed.
    :)

    It was a two dollar fix.
     
  9. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    My MBP and PBG4 work ok on my bed for general web-surfing and iChat. I would think a pillow would be worse because the laptop would sink down. If you wan't to use it on your bed you could put it on a cutting board or something similar.
     
  10. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    Metal table >> Wood table >>>>>>>>>>>>> any type of fabric
     

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