Hence Vertical Dock vs Rain Design mStand

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mixart, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. mixart macrumors member

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  2. Big Bad D macrumors regular

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    They are totally different concepts, so choice - as you have already answered your own question - is down to how you plan to use your MBP? Do you want to additionally use your MBP screen or not...

    Personally I would choose neither. The MBP sits fine open and screen useable or clamshell shut under the LG 5K monitor.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    For that kind of money, I wouldn't choose -either- of them.
    I'd lay the MacBook on the desk, and be happy! ;)
     
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    I've used the mStand for a long time and am extremely happy with it. I do believe it reduces running temperatures, because it appears my CPU can hold a slightly higher turbo speed when placed on the mStand than on other surfaces (presumably because the thick piece of aluminum wicks heat away from the CPU and GPU?)

    I also like how I can then better use my MBP side-by-side with an external display.

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  5. camhabib macrumors regular

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    Another mStand user. If your desk vibrates at all from your typing or work, I'd highly suggest against it as the arm acts as a bit of a spring. Other than that though, I definitely enjoy it. Gives some storage and ventilation under the laptop, matches the finish well, and looks nice on the desk. Certainly a luxury piece though, as others have said, you'd be just as well served leaving your laptop on the desk.
     
  6. mhunt407 macrumors newbie

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    Another vote for the mStand here too - it's a great height and even when working it's nice to have the second display for mail/iTunes etc.
     
  7. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    Go with the mStand. You'll be able to reuse it for future laptops.

    I owned the 1st gen Hengedock and I don't like the wear and tear on the ports from docking.
     

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