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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Work on macbook with lid closed?


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Hi! On this page Review: Apple's LED Cinema Display a boon for Mac laptop users it says that Macbooks (the new ones) can be used with their lids closed as long as they are connected to a power source and have an external monitor + usb mouse + usb keyboard.

It seems strange to me because having the lid closed covers the macbook's vents so how would it evacuate the heat?

Am I wrong? is it possible to use the macbooks in such a way?

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Apple Portables: How to use your computer in closed clamshell (display closed) mode with an external display
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I use it closed with external stuff. Never a problem
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Great it works! Many thanks!!

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