Having trouble justifying externals

itakemycoronawithalime

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Maxed out 16" MBP (however 1TB SSD) and I feel guilty hooking (2) LG Ultrafine 4K displays to it. Especially since I am using it clamshell to spare the heat that you get with open lid.

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...why do you feel guilty? Notebooks are meant to be portable, not necessarily to always be used as a laptop.
 

BigMcGuire

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I've found that my laptop runs a bit cooler not running clamshell mode. Quite a bit of heat is radiated through the keyboard - coconutBattery and iStatMenus seem to indicate this to me. (2017 MBP 13').

I use my MBP with a 32' 4k monitor at my house and when I used to use it for work, 2 27' monitors at work. I don't understand the guilty feeling. Having screen space to use with your device is an amazing thing. I love having 1 computer that has everything, and I can use it anywhere.
 
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That's interesting that it cools better open. Is that proven? It's a major PITA to dock a laptop horizontal vs vertical. There is a mini industry of vertical docks since it saves a ton of desk space.
 
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