Laptop on lap or ?

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Where do you use your latop most often?

  1. desk

    16 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. lap

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. laptop table

    4 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    #1
    Where do your use you laptop the most?

    Apple laptops run cooler than they used to, as a result do you use your notebook on your lap often, what size screen do you have?

    * If you've found a good laptop table or tray please post a photo/link.

    Thanks!
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use my MacBook Pro on my lap, but I use it with a laptop cooling pad.
     
  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    well they do call it a notebook, and not just for the fun of it too ;)

    but their fine on your lap, I just prefer to have it on a table. which is where i have it 99/100 times
     
  4. fireman32 macrumors 6502a

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  6. talmy macrumors 601

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    Ergonomics of a notebook computer are poor enough because the only way to get the screen at the right height is to use a notebook stand, but then the keyboard is at an awkward position and can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Perhaps the worst thing you can do is use it directly on your lap because the display is way too low for comfortable viewing and your wrists have to be bent. Add to that the risk of at least temporary impotency in males when it gets hot...

    Best compromise is to use it on the desk, or if on the lap at least use a computer pad to raise it and provide insolation. Best bet for long term comfort and avoiding injury is to attach a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and use on a desk with the lid closed. It is unfortunate that Apple doesn't make a docking station to make this easier.
     
  7. Random Gecko macrumors member

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    Both lap and desk, depending on what room in the house I'm in.

    Lounge = lap
    Spare room = desk
     
  8. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    I use it mostly on my lap during the day when I'm at class. Now that I'm home I use it on the arm of my couch and my desk. Sometimes I still put it on my lap when I'm it bed propped up on some pillows or something.

    As soon as I'm in a lecture theatre again it's going to be all lap. I've got a 17" :rolleyes:.
     
  9. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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  10. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    It sits on my desk hooked up to a 23 ACD the vast majority of the time. When I travel I tend to use a table/deck/flat surface (in airplanes the food tray). The only time it's on my lap is when I am sitting in an airport waiting to get onto a flight.
     
  11. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    If I tried that with the 9600M GT, I would have lost something very definitive to my identity.
     

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