Twelve South's Hardwood BookArc Möd Stand Now Compatible With 2016 and Newer MacBook Pro

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Twelve South today announced that its BookArc möd stand is now compatible with MacBook Pro models released in 2016 and later.


The stand now ships with two interchangeable silicone inserts that can hold 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt 3 ports, older 2012-2015 era MacBook Pro models, any 12-inch MacBook, and any MacBook Air.

BookArc is a popular stand for docking a MacBook vertically in closed-display mode. The aluminum version is already compatible with the 2016 and later MacBook Pro, and now the hardwood version is too after a much longer wait.

BookArc möd is on sale for $49.99, down from $59.99, via Twelve South's online store. The aluminum BookArc is $49.99.

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MrX8503

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I'm a fan of the Book Arc. I have the metal one paired with an LG 5K monitor. It's a nice setup and clears up desk space.
 
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Funny story. The wallpaper actually looks good. The LG display is a complete disaster by comparison. What was Apple thinking?!
 
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MrX8503

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I would like to know this as well, as someone who is moving from an iMac to a MBP.
Is it really a good idea to run CPU or graphics intensive applications with the laptop screen closed for extended periods of time?
It's perfectly safe. There's also less strain on the GPU because it doesn't have to run the internal monitor and the external one.
 
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I'm a fan of the Book Arc. I have the metal one paired with an LG 5K monitor. It's a nice setup and clears up desk space.
I found High Sierra buggy in clam shell mode with my external monitor. Sometimes it crashes to the login screen, and sometimes it would hard-freeze, requiring that I hold the power button down for four seconds before it would shut down and restart.
 

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It's perfectly safe. There's also less strain on the GPU because it doesn't have to run the internal monitor and the external one.
I suppose this is correct that it takes slightly less power than running both internal and an external display. But, I can't imagine having it vertical with the vents facing down is in any way optimal for cooling (in a product that already struggles with thermals).

As nice as it looks, I don't think I'd be doing this unless you just do lighter to medium tasks. (And, I unfortunately have some experience with this, killing or damaging 2 MBPs years ago.) While they carry the 'Pro' label, they aren't really pro, as in, able to do pro stuff for long periods of time w/o harming longevity. :(
 

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I suppose this is correct that it takes slightly less power than running both internal and an external display. But, I can't imagine having it vertical with the vents facing down is in any way optimal for cooling (in a product that already struggles with thermals).

As nice as it looks, I don't think I'd be doing this unless you just do lighter to medium tasks. (And, I unfortunately have some experience with this, killing or damaging 2 MBPs years ago.) While they carry the 'Pro' label, they aren't really pro, as in, able to do pro stuff for long periods of time w/o harming longevity. :(
Having it in the book arc is better than having it sitting flat on a desk, IMO.

The vents are less obstructed when it’s in the book arc. In fact, the entire body of the laptop is suspended which is better at dissipating heat than having it sit flat on a desk.
 
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