Macbook Pro / Laptop Stands Which One is Best?

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  1. zipur, Aug 11, 2013
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    zipur macrumors 6502

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    I'm on the hunt for a good rMBP stand and I wanted your opinion on which is best for small foot print yet sturdy. I want to use my stand to lift my MBP to the eye level of my HP monitor (Dual Monitor Mode). I'm leaning to the Tripod but I was wondering if I should look to a "Cooling" stand?
    What do you use?

    Griffen.jpg Griffen

    Tripod.jpg NewPort Tripod

    Logitech n110.jpg Logitech N110

    twevelSouthA.jpg Twelve South HiRise

    CablesUnlimited Mini.jpg Cables Unlimited MinFit


    [​IMG]Cooler Master - ROC Stand

    [​IMG]Cooler Master Clutch

    [​IMG]Cooler Master JAS PRO

    [​IMG]Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Pro

    [​IMG]Rolodex Laptop Stand

    [​IMG] Rain Design mTower

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    [​IMG] Henge Docks Docking Station for the MacBook Pro

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    You can view all these stands on YouTube Here
     
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  3. zipur thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MStand-1.gif

    Why? its expensive, what is it you like compared to others. By the way does it swivel? What I would miss on this is the lack of height adjustment.
     
  4. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    It's solid aluminum and is more sturdy than most stands. There is a 360 variant that swivels, but the one in the picture looks like the original one that is around $43 on Amazon. 360
     
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    I use the Griffin (as do several colleagues).

    Simple, leaves plenty of room for ventilation, stowage space underneath and if you want to carry it around it packs flat.

    Only caveat is that it is not completely rigid (there's a slight bounce - esp. with a 17" MBP), so if:
    • You are 8' tall and actually want to type on the laptop when its on the stand rather than use an external keyboard
    • Your desk has one leg shorter than the others and you're fresh out of Apple End User License Agreements to prop it up
    • You live in an earthquake zone or want to install this in your Learjet.
    • You regularly spread goose fat in the underside of your laptop and plan to leave it perched on the corner of a desk in a busy office

    ...you'll may feel the need to fit the two rather fugly plastic retaining clips at the ends of the arms, presumably tacked on by Griffin in response to complaints from people who had tried all or some of the above. Personally, I've used everything from an Air to a MBP 17" on the stand without any need to augment the friction of the plastic pads.
     
  7. Nemic macrumors member

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    I have one of these on order:

    http://www.therooststand.com/

    I haven't received it yet as they are only just starting production - it was funded via Kickstarter.

    It looks to be very strong (can hold 200 lbs !! ) and very stable, and it really lifts the screen up to a good height - over 10 inches.

    I plan to use it with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a separate mouse.

    Really looking forward to getting it :)
     
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  9. zipur, Aug 13, 2013
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    Looks complicated, wears me out just looking at it. Reminds me of the Mars Rover, I don't want my laptop to be a Mars Rover.

    Has anyone tried this stand, no reviews on ebay and I was looking for real life experience. This stand had fans that run off of your USB port. I don't know if I really need the cooling, my MBP runs fine. But it better to have than not.
    EBAY - iDock COOLdock Notebook Stand with Cooling Fans - Overstock Sale $19 bucks.
    what do ya think.
    iDock COOLdock Notebook Stand with Cooling Fans - Overstock Sale14.JPG
     
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    My setup at the office with a 17" MBP on a Rain mStand and a 30" TB ACD.
     

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  12. EricT43 macrumors regular

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    I have both of the Twelve South stands.

    The reason I like the Hi-Rise is because the height is adjustable. When I put my MBP next to my ATD for dual monitor use, I like to line up the bottom edges of the screen. To me that makes more sense than having the middles aligned, but that's personal preference.

    Most of the time I use the BookArc though. With the 27" display I don't really find a need for a second screen. Having the MBP vertical cleans up a lot of deskspace.
     
  13. zipur, Aug 13, 2013
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    Ran across this dock which look really cool, just slide your laptop in and everything is connected even USB 3.0 pass through and it allows for locking you Macbook down. Looks perfect! Anyone have one of these? comes in two versions.
    http://youtu.be/aIDoTyu98zM
    http://youtu.be/4zuFxIIsdRs
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  14. LaazyEye macrumors regular

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    I have the hengedock and I loved it for what it was. But I always lamented the fact that I was not utilizing the laptop's built-in screen. However, if space is tight, then it's a pretty good dock. I never had much problems with it. The only real drawbacks are:

    1. You're going to want to get a second power adapter because you're semi-permanently attaching the magsafe to the dock.
    2. If you use the built-in speakers only, your sound will be muddled.
    3. The fans run more often as the laptop runs a bit hotter in clamshell mode. (not hot enough to ruin it though)
    4. If you use optical out for the audio you pretty much ALWAYS have to use optical out as the laptop shuts every other audio option off (this is a software issue, but no one has bothered to figure out a mod/hack to turn it off. You can, however, switch audio outputs in Windows)
    5. Having all of those wires can get a bit messy, so making your setup look clean and pretty will be a moderate challenge.
     
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    +1 for mStand.

    It's classic. Years old and in my opinion still the best. It will support all the laptops until there are laptops.
     
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    Bookarc for both rMBP and iPAdAir. The stands are solid and minimize desk space and do not impede air flow.
     
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    Second that, I've got one. Fabulously made, very simple and functional.
     
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    mStand by far. The design and quality are second to none.
     
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    5 Best Laptop Stand 2014

    Here I find 5 best laptop stand 2014 including adjustable and portable laptop cooling stand, laptop stand for bed and laptop desk stand.

    5 Best Laptop Stand 2014
     
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    Just Mobile Xtand Pro for macbook

    I use Just Mobile Xtand Pro for my 13 inch late 2013 rMBP, they have one left:
    http://www.amazon.com/Just-Mobile-Xtand-Pro-macbook/dp/B001NEJZIA
    If you really have ocd don't buy it, because it might stand with a one degree angle from horizon and it doesn't get hard solid but can be corrected with making some washer with some paper.(I did it myself.) :eek:
     

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