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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UBS28, Feb 14, 2014.
Would it be wise using the a MBP in bed? I'm worried the vents will be clogged from the materials.
Using MBP in bed...vents clogged with stuff...
Nope...not going there!
If you use a lap tray of some kind...that would be good....
The power went out in my house during a freakish ice storm a few weeks ago. Not knowing how long it would last, I put 3 blankets and 2 comforters on my bed, climbed in, pulled the covers over my head, and used my MBP for about 3 hours. It gave me something to do (without any power in the house) and actually made the bed warm and cozy because of the heat coming from it! I went to sleep, woke up 6 hours later, still comfy. Pulled the covers off my head, and it was 40F (4C) degrees in my house!
I use my rMBP in bed all the time and I've noticed no problem with heating and such. The reason why I bought a laptop to begin with is so I could use it in bed and in other places apart from a desk. It's very convenient and it's not called a laptop for no reason And I haven't noticed the vents and any other ports being clogged with materials either. Unless you have a messy bed, which in that case, then like the other person mentioned above, use a lap desk or something.
Once in a while I will use my MBP in bed, but I use a laptop try with it so that the vents aren't blocked and it's not insulated by blankets.
Will AppleCare cover the cost to unplug lint clogged vents?
I've used both of my MBPs in bed with no issues related to that. I've had more problems with my 09 being left in the car during summer.
My main concern would be falling asleep and dropping it off the side. I find an iPad much more convenient.
MBP or any laptop/notebook cannot be used on the bed that is why Steve Jobs invented an iPad for bed use.
I use mine in bed all the time. Usually to watch a movie/YouTube video before falling asleep or listen to a podcast. It's just something I got used to a few years back when I was living with a roommate and didn't have a proper place to set my MB.
No issues at all. Just make sure you have enough room that you don't slide it off the side.
I do the exact same thing, actually, I sleep next to my macbook pro every night, sits right on my sheet, it doesn't get hot since I only browse or watch netflix or youtube.
I use an old laptop cooler. It's not plugged in, I just use it as a platform for the same reason.
I regularly use my rMBP in bed. It's on a tray and a Kensington stand. No issues with vent clogging or overheating at all, but I clean the vents with a super soft brush once every couple of weeks.
I also use my IPad on the same tray in its case.
The only reason I bought an Ipad is because i found using the Mcbook pro in bed did not really work very well. It was uncomfortable, heavy and also got too hot. My main use was for catching up with news and the Ipad does that function very well.
I have an iPad for such things. I've seen/read too many stories where people put their laptop down by the bed when they're done, and the next mooring when they get up step on it or damage it.
Additionally as stated, the cooling vents are easily blocked and cause over-heating.
Breaking it by stepping on it is a good point. Ipads are best for bed.
The rmbp have venting docks below the screen.
They cant get clogged by anything unless you have a very very strange bed.
On the rare occasion that I do bring the iPad to bed, when I am done with it, I put it in the cubby hole in the bottom of my nightstand where it fits perfectly. That way, I don't run the risk of stepping on it later. The iPad is always right there anyway, which is what I normally use.
What kind of processor do you have? I've heard Haswell is terrible at heating bedrooms.
Ivy Bridge. And to be clear, the computer was under the covers, just had to heat the cavity under the blankets, not the room. Believe it or not, more heat came from the screen than the exhaust vents.
Picture watching a movie on the bed with cover blocking rear
Boxes are left to right, 3 - 1 - 2
Taken a while after clearing covers from rear
These boxes are in order
This will not kill your MBP, don't worry
Yes it's a snow day so I'm bored...
And I used different palettes just to keep it interesting
What did you take them pictures with? My iPhone doesn't do that lol
It will be able to soon, The FLIR ONE will be a novelty item
I always use my MBP in bed. Runs warmer than it usually would, but still safe and within Apple's specification.
No problems after 3 years.
MY PB slide off the sofa once. It was warm enough to cause a small dent on the side. It was a short distance. no damage to the performance.