Is MacBook placement under a monitor a bad idea?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmk1974, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

    dmk1974

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    When at my desk, I connect my rMBP to a monitor and run the rMBP with the lid closed. To save some space, I was thinking of getting a stand so I could raise the monitor (actually, it's a 32" HDTV) and slide the rMBP under it.

    Is this a bad idea? My main concerns would be WiFi performance and heat. Anyone by chance have a pic of their setup like this that they could share? Thanks!
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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  3. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    Yes, get a book arc. Putting the MacBook in a small opening like that will also inhibit air circulation.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I found the BookArc kind of annoying sometimes not to mentioned it takes up a lot of space.

    I have run a Mac under a monitor for a long time with no issues. Yes WiFi reception will suffer a bit.
     
  5. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    As long as the rear of the Macbook is clear, which is where the "exhaust" exits the laptop, you should not have to worry about heat.
     

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