Laptop users: What position do you compute best in?

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  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Calling all laptop users and lazy desktop users! What bodily position do you do your best computing with? For me, assuming my TiBook isn't on it's stand, I work best sprawled in my office chair with my feet resting on the Quadra 950 and the TiBook on my thighs. What about you guys (and girls)?
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Hot* laptop action in the back of a car**, baby.


    * Or with Apple, flambé.
    ** Or with Apple, while doing a passable impression of the Hunchback of Notre dame
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Lying down on my bed.

    Late at night I often use it on my chest if I am watching TV/movie.
     
  4. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    I use it mainly on a little table in front of my sofa. Sometimes with a wireless keyboard, sometimes not. If I'm in bed or laying down then I will rest it on my legs propped up.
     
  5. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You know, I worded the title of this thread very carefully to make it not sound.... wrong.

    I had originally typed "What position do you work best in?" but I'm glad I caught it. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Now that's a bit personal. :p

    Seriously though it depends, sometimes I sit up in bed or on the couch with it on my lap, or hooked up to a monitor and keyboard while at my desk. As school, I use it on whatever surface happens to be close enough to reach. :p
     
  7. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    For some reason, I can't stand using a laptop with an external monitor. Now I have a 17" Sceptre LCD sitting on my desk all lonely... but anyway, back on topic!
     
  8. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    I do some of my best computing when I'm on my bed with my MacBook on top of my waist. :cool:
     
  9. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I sit on my bed using my laptop mostly, and I frequently give myself Saturday Night Palsy...Which is kind of pathetic, because it is caused by a laptop and not a woman.
     
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    thats what i do
     
  11. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    I use three:

    1- At home when doing nothing I have her on a podium in a big desk, with speakers attached and controlled with the new wireless keyboard and mouse. This is the one I use when doing school work or regular use. (Im typing this post on this one)

    2- At home in my bed (is either on a pillow or in my lap), when Im playing PS3 or watching TV.

    3- At school I have her on the desk or in my lap if no desk is available.

    I really could be OK with a desktop, but I do use my MacBook for school so desktops would be of no use.

    -Victor
     
  12. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Laying down on my stomach on my bed @ night.

    At the dining room table during the day.

    :cool:
     
  13. JudgeDanny macrumors regular

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    hmmm...

    at work, on my cramped desk...

    at home... either in my lap, the dining room table or the headboard......
     
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    I tend to sit indian style and have my lappy in my well lap. I will also lay on my side though and have the laptop pretty close to my face...The only thing is it is really hard to type that way.
     
  16. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Missionary
     
  17. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Lying on my back in bed, usually with a few pillow propping my head up...my sure its not good for my neck/back, but I don't really care.
     
  18. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    Does she eventually get mad with the computer being in her face? If not, I may try too.
     
  19. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    Lying down on the couch, on top of a pillow on my lap so it doesn't sear my legs.
     
  20. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I try to use it at a table whenever possible. One reason is to reduce the likelihood of it falling, and the other reason is because my PowerBook gets really hot, and I don't want anything down there to get burned :D
     
  21. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Laying on the sofa with my legs up on the arm and the computer in my lap :p
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I'm usually on my mini, since my iBook is so slow, so I really only use it in bed with my knees propped up so I can see the screen and type.

    If I'm using it during the day, it's always on my lap.
     
  23. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    on the sofa, feet on coffee table laptop resting on my legs. so very comfortable.
     
  24. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've found that it's really hard to use notebooks like the clamshell in that position.

    Your mini has snobbified you. :D What OS are you running on it, anyway?
     
  25. ~NeonFire372~ macrumors member

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    I put my laptop on a table or I sit in my comfortable recliner and use it from there. <3
     

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