rMacBook uncomfortable on my lap

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by profmatt, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

    profmatt

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    Am I just being a princess, or do other people find the rMB to be uncomfortable to use on their lap? It has sharp edges that seem to dig into my leg. And because it's so small, they can dig into my hands, too, when I rest them on the surface.
     
  2. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Yes and watch out for that pea under your mattress :)

    If you really want to cut yourself you should try some of the carbon fibre laptops however if it really bothers you put a speck or similar case on your rMB
     
  3. lite426 macrumors regular

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    I agree, it is uncomfortable. This is the type of thing you'd never see talked about in reviews, but you actually notice in day to day use above all the other stuff like speed, etc. I never thought a lighter laptop would be less comfortable but there you go. For me though another issue is trying to make it sit flat, if I balance it on my lap it's usually tilted one way.
     
  4. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I've found that: it doesn't actually balance all that well.

    It's not actually a very good laptop.
     
  5. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    First of all, its a notebook, not a laptop. Second, you should take it to the genius bar and see if they can fix it.
     
  6. mrgossett macrumors 6502

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    I've used this with my last few Mac laptops, and now with my new Macbook 12. It works great with the Macbook- about an inch wider on both sides so it's more steady on your lap and easier to hold. It also raises the top edge enough for easier viewing and typing. It's by Allsop- called the Cool Channel. Bought mine at Staples years ago, but Amazon has them. 34-991-016-07.jpg
     
  7. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Like women, the more beautiful they are the more they hurt you.

    BJ
     
  8. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    In the wallet :D
     
  9. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Does it really matter if you call it a laptop or a notebook??
     
  10. gooser macrumors 6502

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    the terms are pretty much interchangeable. the only laptop i truly use on my lap is a g4 12" ibook. it just feels more rugged than my macbooks. maybe because it hasn't led as sheltered a life as my macbooks. maybe because i don't mind the slowness because when the computer's working i'm looking at the tv set.
     
  11. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    Didnt you say in the past that you gave up on your rmb for a variety of reasons? So why are you now cimplaining that it wont fit on your lap?
     
  12. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Yes.

    A laptop implies that some actually use it on their laps instead of on a piece of furniture like civilized people. It's like going to dinner at a nice restaurant and using your hands to eat chicken or picking up the bowl and sipping the soup. As a world-traveling executive with two homes and two BMW's, I wouldn't be caught dead with a laptop.

    BJ
     
  13. gooser macrumors 6502

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    mr. bolt, sometimes i just love your posts. this was a particularly fine one. keep up the good work.
     
  14. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    I aim to please. Honesty, after all, is the best policy.

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