Possibly buying a new monitor...but with a question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Malus, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2005
    Hey everyone,

    I got myself a macbook 12 inch, but sometimes I just want a bigger monitor. I was thinking of purchasing one on ebay but I have a question...is it safe to close the macbook while its running? would it over heat or anything of that nature?

    I bought it because I commute to college, but sometimes I just want a nice big keyboard and big monitor...any tips or suggestions?
  2. CDailey macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2006
    As far as I know, if you close your Macbook it will go to sleep even if you have an external monitor attached. The best you could do is shut the lid most of the way.
  3. darrenemo macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2006
    I run my macbook in clamshell mode all the time. The macbooks are designed to run in clamshell (shut lid) mode--whereas the ibooks were not.
  4. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    I run my macbookpro in clamshell, but elevated on 4 little vial caps, one on each foot of the computer.

    If I'm going to game or do something very processor and graphic intensive, I usually open the computer screen (which remains off) to further allow for heat dissipation.

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