How do you use your notebook at home?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tim2006, Jun 8, 2007.

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How do you use your notebook at home most of the time?

Poll closed Jul 8, 2007.
  1. plugged into an external display

    23 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. on a desk

    39 vote(s)
    37.1%
  3. on your lap including various locations around the house

    40 vote(s)
    38.1%
  4. on an icurve

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. tim2006 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    How do you use your notebook at home most of the time?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    All of the above. Currently, it's on my lap. About two hours ago, it was on a table. About 6 hours ago, it was on my iCurve. About 6 weeks ago, it was plugged into an external display (which i don't use anymore because its a CRT and it's being used for my TiBook with dead hinges)

    EDIT: what if its plugged into an external display, while on an iCurve on a desk?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    I chose "on my lap" although it's rarely on my lap. On the coffee table, on the sofa next to me, on my bed, on the dinner table, on the nook / bookcase top that I store it on, etc. It doesn't have a desk associated with it.
     
  4. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I have it all around the house, although the lap isn't the most ergonomic :p

    I want one of those TV dinner tray tables, but I don't see them around outside of yard sales. It'd be cool to have an light alloy/heat dissipating/easy compact folding/brushed AL design to bring to the park bench. Maybe a USB connection for fan cooling, with LED under-lighting and wifi boosting antennae built in.

    I have weird dreams.
     
  5. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    i'd have to say on a lapdesk while i watch tv. you gotta go with the lapdesk... studies show laptops on laps lowers sperm count.

    as sonic would say: That is NO GOOD!
     
  6. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Everywhere. If I'm just doing some general browsing and messing around, I'll use it on my lap or on my bed. If I'm writing an essay, I'll have it on my desk. If I'm watching a movie, or doing some photo stuff, I'll plug it into an external monitor.
     
  7. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Actually, lowered sperm count is not always a bad thing. I have two kids, and they're at home with me today. I love'em, but two is ENOUGH.

    This option makes me cringe less than the 'snip'.
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Usually the kitchen counter, but sometimes on a lap or table. Never on a desk. That's what my desktop computer is for.
     
  9. munckee macrumors 65816

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    You definitely need an "all of the above" option. I use mine all over. For heavy lifting its hooked to an external, on the desk, on an iCurve. Otherwise, it could be on my lap on the sofa or whatever.
     
  10. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    i voted "on a desk", because that's the closest option to my real answer, which would be at my kitchen table. i can't use it on my lap because, as someone else said, that's not the most ergonomic option. every now and then i'll sit on the floor in front of my coffee table and use the MBP there.

    anyway, the desk is currently occupied by my husband's iBook. that's his territory. :rolleyes:
     
  11. dcv macrumors G3

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    On an iLap on my lap, while lounging on the sofa... or in bed...
     
  12. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    There should be a poll option for "all of the above".
     
  13. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    Lately, the kitchen table sees the most action from my PB. This weekend is an F1 race that I'll actually be awake for, so it'll be on my lap on the couch. Any F1 fans around here?? :cool:
     
  14. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    A few.
     
  15. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  16. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    Oh sweet! Thank much!!!! :D
     
  17. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I have my MacBook Pro hooked up to a keyboard, mouse, 22" monitor, speakers and external hard drive.
     
  18. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    #18
    Wow I'm quoting myself...

    When my machine is at my desk, it gets connected to:
    USB hub with
    - Epson Scanner
    - Microsoft Optical Desktop Elite
    - CompactFlash card reader
    External Firewire (& usb2) 250GB drive
    HarmanKardon Soundsticks II (I really like these)
     
  19. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    Used to be on an iCurve till i got the iMac. Now on my lap
     
  20. chrishch macrumors member

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    On top of my microwave so I can use the SlingPlayer to watch TV while doing dishes. :)

    The rest of the time, I usually have my Macbook on the fat armrest of my sofa, as it's just a wee bit too hot to use it on my lap.
     
  21. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a good reason to use them on your lap, if you ask me. :D

    I only use mine on my lap (with a pillow under it) or at the kitchen counter.
     
  22. sharkness macrumors newbie

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    #22
    I use an external display, but also sit on the couch with my MBP.
     
  23. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    #23
    How is the heat from a MBP on your lap? Can you compare it to a PowerBook? Do you have a 15 or 17?

    Thanks much! :)
     
  24. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Equally on my lap as on a table or desk. NEVER with a pillow underneath because I want it to breathe. When I can, I use a formica plank to rest the MBP on my lap, but if not, it's metal to skin. Rarely gets too hot, and I don't have to worry about sperm count :p (wonder if they ever did any studies on females and laptop usage?)
     
  25. nutts macrumors member

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    My MBP is on the Griffin Elevator (new iCurve) with bluetooth apple keyboard and bluetooth mighty mouse. Awesome setup, although I have to admit my wrists are desiring a 'natural' keyboard again like I used to use at work.

    Slightly off-topic then, but does anybody else use a natural-type keyboard with their Mac that they're really happy with?
     

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