Stand / Cooler for MacBook?

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  1. MacUser32 macrumors newbie

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    I have a new 13" unibody MacBook. I am looking for a good stand / cooler combo that can sit sit on my desk. It would also be a bonus if it was portable and could also be used on my lap for when I'm sitting in the living room.

    Any suggestions??
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    This is what I use. It works great, and a handle comes included for free!! :D
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    That's what I use for my "stand" :)
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Doesn't really meet ALL your requirements, but I use the Rain mStand
    I love it

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    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. MacUser32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but a box doesn't really fit the requirements of a stand or a cooler. Glad you took the time to provide some valuable info.

    Thanks for the suggestion MacDawg. I've actually seen this one before and considered getting it. I was hoping to find something like this with a fan or some sort of cooling feature though.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    No need to worry about cooling really. The Unibodies do a pretty darn good job of keeping themselves cool..
     
  6. peepboon macrumors 6502

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    I did use a cooler with 2 fans cooling the Unibody but found little (sometimes no) difference in temp! It seems it does a good job on its own without the extra fans!

    I am using the Griffin Elevator atm...

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    u can take it apart to easily take it around with you... but it wont sit on ur lap :(

    I haven't really seen a stand/cooler which can really act as both a stand/cooler and a lap rest...
     
  7. ZRV macrumors newbie

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  8. MacUser32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow.... that looks pretty cool. Maybe I'll give that a try.

    I always heard about MacBook heating issues, but maybe I'm making it out to be a bigger issue than it really is.
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    The heat issues are/were with the plastic cased models, because plastic is a better insulator than conductor of heat. The aluminum case lends itself to very good thermal transfer.
     
  10. MacUser32 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My old MacBook Pro 17" aluminum gets REALLY hot though....
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Can't help yah there. I just know my 13" Unibody stays way cooler than my G4 iBook or my girlfriend's 2ghz HP laptop (running the previous gen 2ghz C2D from the last 2.0ghz macbook) which always has a fan running.
     
  12. Germwise macrumors regular

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    If it ain't broke, why fix it?

    Seriously, a few extra degrees won't make your laptop last less time.

    also isn't uncomfortable to have your laptop up on a stand? afterall, your desktop keyboards sit on your desk...
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Most laptop coolers have tiny fans that make noise but don't really do any cooling.
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    No need to be snarky...

    This is what we've been using for stands on our iBooks, MacBook and 15" MBP:

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    IKEA Magasin chopping board. Nice size, wood is a very good heat insulator, fits on your lap, on your sofa, in your bed or other soft surfaces and it's also stable on hard surfaces, like tables, the floor or a desk... oh and these too comes with handles... :)

    So don't mock a solution just because it's a bit outside the box... ;)
     

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