New form factor late 2016 13": neck shoulder stress?

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  1. Cremerhm macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone here worked with the previous 13" model for a few hours per day without an external screen?

    I'm using it for a week now and I noticed my neck and shoulder start to hurt. Never had this with the previous model.

    Could it be the difference in height?
    The center of the screen is about 1cm lower than the center of the previous model.

    Does anyone recognize this?
     
  2. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    I've felt some discomfort as well. I've logged around 80 hours of work on this new 13" so far...
     
  3. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tx for you're reply! My brother had the same experience.
    What is you're solution? Or do you just keep continu using it the same way?
     
  4. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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  5. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay, so that's due the the fact you miss ports/need dongles.
    I personally don't connect devices to the macbook so have no issues with it, but I can understand this is inconvenient.
     
  6. Precursor macrumors 6502

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    Strangely, my toe nails have become brittle as well. Never had this problem with my 12 rMB
    Has anyone noticed the same?
     
  7. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. macintoshmac macrumors 68000

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    Who hurt you?
     
  9. Altis macrumors 68020

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    When using a laptop for an extended period of time, I highly recommend elevating it and using a mouse and keyboard.

    The top of the screen should be somewhere just below level with your eyes. Have your mouse and keyboard fall naturally to hand on the desk/table.

    You can even use a small box for elevating the laptop. I usually place the box farther back and let the laptop hang out over the edge to make room for the keyboard.
     

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