Mounting my Macbook Pro under my desk to reclaim desk space

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rickvug, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. rickvug macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2005
    Hopefully someone here will be able to help. Let me explain...

    I use a Macbook Pro for my only machine and have it attached to a 24" monitor most of the time, using a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. 24 inches of real-estate is plenty for me so I always run the laptop with a closed lid. This situation is ideal for my computing as it allows for a powerful machine, great monitor and portability when I need it. My only issue is that so much of my desk space is wasted with the laptop sitting there.

    What I would like to do is reclaim my desk space by mounting the notebook under the desk, much in the way MacMini mounts work. Portability would still be easy - just unplug a few wires and I'm on my way. Does anyone know if the product I'm describing exists? Do other users have the same issue and have solved the problem another way? I'd love to have people's feedback...

  2. Petje macrumors newbie


    Jan 21, 2007
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    I just use a sliding keyboard shelf. If your desk doesn't have one built in, you can buy aftermarket varieties that can be fitted to most desks. Works a treat =]
  4. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2008
  5. rickvug thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2005

    Thanks for the advice guys, especially the link to the other thread. Feel free to keep the replies coming. I'm moving in about a month. If I manage to get everything put together before the move I'll be sure to take photos and post.
  6. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    So, then, there's no problem running the MBP with the lid closed all the time?

    I had read somewhere that the unit would get too hot if the lid was kept closed.
  7. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    I don't know. I would also like to know. Any ideas?
  8. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    its a good idea to have it on a cooling plate

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