Macbook Pro Maximum Display Tilt?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tri-stan, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Tri-stan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Does anybody find it annoying that the Macbook Pro's display can only tilt back only so far. For me it is like I want to be able to have a stretch every now and then but I am not able to put my arms right back if it makes any sense.

    Practically speaking if used on a vertical laptop stand the display cannot be used because it is not able to be pushed back far enough. I had this problem with a hp pavilion in the past constantly going up against the max pivot stop all the time.

    I wonder if the newer MBP's will allow for 180 degrees display tilt? What Lenovo is doing with there displays right now is impressive.
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I've got an HP Elitebook HP2560p and its hinges let the screen go completely flat in line with the keyboard. Pretty neat, but totally pointless. I can't imagine a single case in which this would be useful.
  3. Tri-stan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Apart form using the laptop in kiosk mode "or near vertical operation" if you were to apart hit the top of you laptop by accident instead of screen being forced up against the 110 degree stop that you get on the Macbook Pro range the screen just continues to open with damage to the hinge.

    There are many times that I use my laptop screen past the 110 degree mark. I find 130 degrees quite useful at times.
  4. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
  5. Tri-stan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Ok, to put i simply if you open your laptop and force it against the hinge stop every time that you open it... it will eventually break or loosen that mechanism.
    Without the hinge stop it puts less stress on the hinge... simple. 180 degree opening laptops are always a plus!

    Why can't the Macbook Pro have this feature?
  6. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    Then don't try to push a screen that can only go so far to 180 degrees every time you open it. If I know the screen only goes so far, I'm not going to push it farther than it goes.
  7. printz macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2012
    The MacBook can't open 180 degrees because of the shape not allowing it.
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    I think a big part of the reason is that the MBP's main exhaust vent is part of the hinge mechanism.
  9. Tri-stan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    The Macbook Pro's can only open up to 110 degrees which can be a bit limiting in certain situations. Looking at the best laptop's/ultrabook's being able to open 180 degrees should be standard for an very portable machine. No matter what you say it is a weakness of the Macbook Pro.

    They have only done this to make the machine look better while closed. I would rather it be able to open fully than have this minimal aesthetic benefit when closed.


    I think that that screen could still hinge over the the exhaust vent as it is only thin. I think that the main reason it cannot be done is because of how it looks ascetically when closed. Mac bs over function.

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