Placing the macbook pro on a desk, bad design?

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  1. whitefang macrumors 6502

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    For an example, my HP has the display hinge on top of the casing and the bottom of the display runs from the display hinge.

    On my macbook pro (unibody), the display hinge is on the top of the case BUT the bottom of the display extends past the display hinge. So when I place it on the desk, the whole laptop has to be placed evenly to avoid hitting the bottom of the display on the desk surface.
     
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  3. whitefang thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The desk is even. When you place your laptop on your desk, do you do it evenly? With my HP, I don't always make sure it's even placement but with my MBP, I have to make sure it's even placement to avoid hitting the display.
     
  4. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry, English isn't my native language, I thought I was rather good at it but I didn't understand your post.

    Edit: Ah with he second explanation I understood! Yes you have discovered a mayor design flaw of apples portables, mail it to steve and jonny right now!
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've got cheap IKEA desks that are totally warped.:(
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Don't worry, I don't understand either :confused:

    Yes, I play my MBP evenly on my desk, and the display doesn't hit the desk, I have the MBP Classic though, not the Unibody, Although looking at the design, it hasn't changed a whole lot compared to mine, so I really don't understand what you're saying.

    I'm pretty sure if this was a common design flaw there would be a whole lot more threads on it detailing how people have "irreparably damaged" their desk.

    Fancy taking some pictures, or video to show what you mean?

    Clues in the titles :p
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    Are you saying that you can't tilt the screen back because the bottom of the display casing hits the table?
     
  8. EJ123 macrumors newbie

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    I think he may be putting his laptop - already open - on his desk. He is not
    putting his closed laptop on the desk and then opening it.
     
  9. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    My uMBP display hinge doesn't come into contact with the desk surface. Apple aren't that stupid.
     
  10. KFujiwara macrumors member

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    It might be an issue with your particular unit. I have the 15" unibody MBP and the display hinges are fine when on a desk. Are the pads on the bottom of the notebook not raising it enough above the surface?
     
  11. whitefang thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, the display is not touching the desk. The problem is that most of the time, when I place a laptop on a desk, I usually put it at a slant (the side with the display goes down first at an angle). So placing it like this, while it works fine for any other laptop, may not work for the unibody MBP because it might hit the display on the desk.
     
  12. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Errrr, right?

    The hinge may touch the desk, but not the actual screen.
     
  13. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    You are doing it wrong.:) You gotta put the precious Mac down on the table tenderly with both of your hands grabbing the both edges of the machine.
     
  14. ElectroGhandi macrumors regular

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    Is that a big problem? Haha.
     
  15. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    i am so confused as to what your problem is. can you put up some pics?
     
  16. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I think placing the macbook pro on my desk gives the setup a good design:

    2009 LightWeight workstation:

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  17. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Not sure what kinda of table your talking about but my 17" UMBP can have the lid open at any angle it allows and it does not touch the desk, counter or any level surface I place it on.

    If your UMBP does you should probably talk to Apple because it's not normal :)
     
  18. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Maybe your UMBP has a tumor and insanely deformed. :eek:
     
  19. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    I'm laying in bed with the Logitech Lapdesk and from any angle I tried to put my unibody MacBook Pro on there, I still don't get what problem you're having :confused: I also tried it on my table (I just had to stand up to do it, cause my table is a meter away from my bed :eek: ) and still was not able to figure it out.
     
  20. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    OMG! I so love your setup!
    Especially that iPhone is very cute :p
     
  21. iphonematt Guest

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    Off topic but what is the stand you have for your iPhone? It looks sweet and would go well on my desk along with my mStand too.
     
  22. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Do you have to post this everywhere, even when it isn't even relevant?
     
  23. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I's called... xStand not mStand

    From http://www.just-mobileonline.com/index_en.html

    It works for the iPhone 3G 2G & iPod Touch 1G 2G
    The OP is asking the question if a Unibody MacBook Pro gives a bad design setup. But i think it's not.
     
  24. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Really, there's no big deal with the edge of the display case touching for a moment, so long as you're not body-slamming your laptop to your desk...
     
  25. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Can you just post a photo of the problem? I'm not quite sure I know what you're talking about.
     

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