Poll (soft of) Where do you keep your rMBP at Night?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rhyzome, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    I had the thought that, given how dusty rooms can get when they go uncleaned for extended periods, the rMBP could probably pick up a lot of dust...especially if it is in a room I sleep in.

    I've started taking to keeping it in a drawer. Perhaps I'll just leave it on my bedroom (IRL) desk-top inside my Brain Cell sleeve charging (I can't really close the drawer completely and keep it charging). I try not to use it too much before bed due to concerns about messing up my circadian rhythms, and sometimes when I'm good I'll just leave it on the desk top in the home office (outside my bedroom). If I want to save time for the next morning I'll leave it there inside a bag.

    Where do you keep your rMBP at night?

    (Especially with regards to keeping it dust free, but perhaps there are other considerations, like its interfering with sleep, etc.)

    edit: sort* of a poll; can't set up a ballot without knowing what the options are!
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I leave my computers wherever I last used them, usually with the lid open.

    To be honest, I think you worry too much.
  3. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    Usually where I was last using it, with the lid closed out of habit.

    Most of the time it stays in my backpack because I use my iMac when I'm at home.

    My room does get rather dusty, but my rmbp is always never in one place long enough to collect dust. I'm always more worried about my iMac and the external hard drives that sit behind on the twelve south backpack more than anything when it comes to dust.
  4. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  5. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
  6. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    On my desk, where the charger always is, lid closed. A couple of my PPCs were left lid open and are covered in a visible layer of dust, but that really only happens when laptops sit unused for an extended period of time.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  8. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
  9. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    At home it stays in its stand in clamshell mode. When on the road it is usually on a desk open but gets closed up if doing something else and I want the space or there's a chance of a spill nearby.

    I never use my MBP in the bedroom, I have an iPad for reading.
  10. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    My old MBP used to sit on my desk or on my coffee table, depending on what I was last using it for. Usually if it was on my desk, it stayed open. If it was on the coffee table, I'd close it.
  11. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    My rooms get cleaned every weekend. If there are rooms where there is a concern of dust collection, then I would recommend furniture covers or something ... Like you see on TV in those old abandoned haunted houses with the cobwebs and whatnot.

    Anyway, at night, my system stays where it is during the day: right in its stand on the desk that's out by the dining room.
  12. flur macrumors 68000

    Nov 12, 2012
    If it needs charging, on the table next to the charger, lid closed. If it's not charging, it's inside its case in a drawer.

    FWIW, at my house, we keep all our electronics hidden from plain view when we're not using them. Our neighborhood is pretty safe, but we occasionally get opportunistic crime, so we try not to tempt a potential burglar with our fancy apple gear.
  13. totten76 macrumors regular


    Mar 12, 2015
    Under my bed. Just slide it under when I go to sleep.
  14. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  15. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    Inside a small storage area on the entertainment center.
  16. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    in my backpack or on my desk with sleep mode on with lid open. :apple:
  17. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    On my desk


    Then dust builds up on the screen...then I gotta wipe it which means I have to find a cleaning cloth...it's a whole big thing! :D
  18. Android300zx macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    In a dust proof safe hooked up to a time lock. Seriously, this thread is retarded.
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  20. rhyzome thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    Only someone with Android in their name would think this thread was sub-par!

    I love these responses. I would have never thought of some of the places you've mentioned Who would have thought, keeping it under the bed!?

    And by the toilet? (was that half-true?)

    I love seeing the diversity of concerns and reasoning behind what you do with it at night. I was worried about dust and melatonin, but theft never entered my mind.

    Here's another--back in the day when it was just getting started, I used to leave my old PowerBook on my desk all night running computations for SETI@Home!
    (Not in a sleeve; I feared it would overheat!)
  21. Silvrbill macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2013
    I burned up a motherboard in Iraq because of the dust so, to me at least, this thread makes perfect sense.
    The replacement I bought didn't make it a year after I returned, presumable because of the dust it collected over there.
    They were't Macs but the one i'll be taking this time is.
    I'm heading back soon and have actually been thinking about how to prevent it from happening again.
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  23. blwade macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2014
    I keep mine where ever I used it last.. usually shut unless I have something running overnight. So, this usually means on my dining room table, living room couch, or on my nightstand.
  24. simmo0916 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2012
    South Wales
    **Plot Twist**

    OP is compiling a list of where you leave your laptops at night, ready to start his mac stealing criminal masterminding.
  25. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    These questions on forums are getting really bad lately..Nothing better to do today ?

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