Does it fit on your lap?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Polarised, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Polarised macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2016
    I love everything about this machine (Size, Weight, Screen, OS etc) but have only ever tried it on a table top / desk.

    Does it fit comfortably on your lap without squashing your legs together?
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    is this a real question? i mean, what's keeping you from trying it on your lap?? or do you not yet own one? i use it on my lap all the time, it's great...
  3. borgusio macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2011
    It is a bit too small for me, but it works.
    From this point of view the 13" is better.
  4. Polarised thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2016
    Thanks for your helpful replies. I am actually torn between the new macpro and this one .. and now that there is only 1lb weight difference usability is an important factor.

    13" is the sensible option but the 12" has me transfixed.
  5. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
  6. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    I use it in all spaces and conditions. This is why about 6 years ago I gave up a desktop I need to be able to use in every room in the house, except the restroom ... ;-)
  7. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    agreed; the restroom should be reserved for desktops only...
  8. Ovedius macrumors 6502


    Aug 2, 2012
    When I sit straight in my recliner, I generally like to rest laptops about mid thigh, to prevent them from boiling my junk.
    I'm 6 foot 5, about 2 meters, tall and I need to rest the 12" a little higher up than I normally prefer.
    Both because I want to be closer to the smaller screen and because if I keep it mid thigh it rests between my thighs not on them.

    I had a 15" Pro about a year ago and it fit my lap perfectly.

    So in my case, the 12" occasionally roasts my chestnuts.

    If you don't want to picture a grown ass man sitting on the toilet, stop reading now.

    Since someone brought up the toilet further upthread:
    I sometimes (every time) bring my laptops with me to *eherm* the office.
    And I need to sit like this
    If I want to use the 12" while on the throne.
    -frilly panties and all.
    The 15" was much more comfortable.
  9. where is it macrumors 6502

    where is it

    Jun 19, 2012
    Agreed, the restroom is reserved for a multi monitor set up - obviously.

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