Just got thunderbolt display. Where to keep MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sordan, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. sordan macrumors member

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    I just bought the Thunderbolt Display tonight and I absolutely love it. I love my Macbook Pro but I definitely prefer to use a keyboard/mouse and large screen when possible. I live in a dorm/studio apartment that is really tiny and it came with a desk (that I can't take out or replace) and its very small. Anyone have any ideas where I can keep my MacBook when its plugged in? I was hoping to keep it in it's bag on the floor, but it seems the thunderbolt/magsafe cable is quite short and I don't think this will be possible.
     
  2. Mickey8297 macrumors member

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    You could get something like this.
    Dock
    I've seen some people make docks like this out of napkin holders too.
     
  3. sordan thread starter macrumors member

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    this would be great except i have the retina macbook pro and this doesnt appear to be compatible
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    I think the big problem with that would be the heat, you need to let it breath some. Can you just lean it up against the wall? behind the display or off to the side? it doesn't take up much room.

    I've got a rMBP, and it gets pretty hot even out in the open. (seems to be getting hotter with mountain lion, but i'm not sure)
     
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  6. IbisDoc macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully soon
     
  7. rpg51 macrumors 6502

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    I use a bookarc with my mba and I am very happy with it.
     
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    When I'm not using the MBP screen as well, I just put it underneath the TBD on its 'foot'. Seems to work well and is pretty unobtrusive, plus it's a free solution!
     
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  10. inhalexhale1, Aug 11, 2012
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    inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    I was stuck in an armoire desk for awhile, and came up with the idea in my sig. It's great for small spaces, and works with all Macbooks, Mac Minis, iPads, etc.
     

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