Stand for Macbook Pro Retina

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mrmarts, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. mrmarts macrumors 65816

    Feb 6, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Hey all

    I'am looking for a desk stand for my macbook pro retina can someone point me in the right direction!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I do not think that the retina MBP needs a special stand; therefore, mStand is a great stand as is the Griffin Elevator.
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
  4. dhartung02 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2007
    Little Rock, AR
  5. dmax35 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    Rain design
  6. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2011
    I called 12 South and they will be making an insert for the rMBP in their book arc that will come out in a few months. It works really well, so I'd wait for that.
  7. bananaboi macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Don't get a bookarc. Clamshelling severely bottlenecks your cpu/gpu. Diablo 3 ran at 20-35fps on medium settings at 1280x720 resolution while using a bookarc but ran around 50-70fps on high settings at the same resolution with the lid open connected to my TBD. This of course, was on the early 2011 Macbook Pro. It might be different with the new vents on the side of the rMBP.
  8. dhartung02 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2007
    Little Rock, AR
    Thats weird - why would clamshelling affect the GPU?
  9. Fortimir macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
  10. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
  11. XandeR803 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2008
    High temperatures from poor ventilation cause the mbp to throttle the gpu and cpu.
  12. snakebitesmac macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    It has to be vent down. I've had mine vent down lid shut and it gets just as hot when open and in the standard position. Lid shut and in standard position is where you have a problem.
  13. eron macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Mstand is the best looking stand around. Good solid pierce of aluminium that looks great with any Mac.
  15. MNT macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    I'm using an Mstand I bought for my last MBP with the new Retina model. It works fine, as you'd expect, but one thing should be noted if you're planning on using the stand without an external keyboard & trackpad -- the Mstand is designed for the previous, thicker MBP and so there's a considerable lip that gets in the way of typing or using the trackpad. It's not major and since I use a bluetooth keyboard + trackpad with a thunderbolt display it doesn't bother me at all. But I imagine they'll eventually do something custom for the new models. Until then a couple of Field Notes books work ok to prop it up. :)
  16. rocanlover163 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2012
    Hey guys, I didn't want to make a new thread to ask this so I figured I would ask here. :)

    Does anyone know of another stand like the book arc that is out for the retina? Or are we going to have to wait for TwelveSouth to release their version?
  17. bnp macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2006
    I second the question. This is August 29 and TwelveSouth still has not yet released the insert mentioned nearly two months ago.
    (BTW I have used ClamShell mode with my current MBP for the past three years . NO problem with heating or performance)
  18. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    It's not the freaking holy grail. Use the same stand made for every Apple laptop in the last 5 years. There's no real difference.
  19. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  20. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    The BookArc with Retina support is now available :) Mine has been ordered.
  21. rocanlover163 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2012
    Got mine ordered too! It should be here Tuesday!
  22. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    I got the BookArc Pro as well, but unfortunately the rMBP does not fit when using the Speck Smartshell. Does anyone have a suggestion for a vertical stand that can either fit rMBP with a shell case or is adjustable?
  23. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    For a naked rMBP, you use insert 7. Does the shell make too thick for insert 5?
  24. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    It's too thick for insert 7, but not thick enough for insert 5.
  25. MaxMuscle macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012
    I agree that it's too thick for insert 7, but what makes you say its not thick enough for insert 5? It's definitely quite a bit looser and obviously doesn't sit quite as upright because of it, but won't it still work if you're not worried about the aesthetics? I guess i'm just curious what your concerns were as i've been using mine this way and don't want to cause it any harm from the loose fit.

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