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

Dare it touch the desk?


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I've been looking through the setup's thread and pretty much every single PowerBook and iBook is sitting on something else.

Reasons for this? It just seems like everybody has a phobia of putting it on their desk.
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Mines on my desk....A lot of people just want to have the best ventilation so there is no chance of overheating

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Mine's on the desk too. Glass desk.
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Mine's on the desk too. Glass desk.
Dude, that's insane.

I keep mine on my desk. Or whatever table is available when in around the house. I just make sure it's clean.
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I keep mine on a desk. It does get hot but I keep the A/C on.
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Mine is on a desk, unless it's on my lap that is.
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Okay, when I am not at a desk, mine set on a marble floor tile.

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I never set mine on my desk, gets way too hot that way. It's always sitting about an inch off the desk, on some bottle caps, drops the temperature by about 10 degrees.

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I never set mine on my desk, gets way too hot that way. It's always sitting about an inch off the desk, on some bottle caps, drops the temperature by about 10 degrees.
Bottle caps? Good idea, but is it safe? I mean, will it not melt the plastic or something like that? Really, is it safe? :confused:
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Mines on a glass desk... with a heat sink attached. If your cautious about overheating then may i suggest one of those super cool gadgets.

I have one of those!


those are the other options....


but this one really cool...
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There are some really cool gadgets for cooling the iBook!! I'll have to try one of those.

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Mines on a glass desk... with a heat sink attached. If your cautious about overheating then may i suggest one of those super cool gadgets.

I have one of those!


those are the other options....


but this one really cool...
(side-top view with powerbook)


(side-top)


(underside)
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i leave mine on the desk or lap. i might have to try something like that bottlecap trick because the temperature reaches ~60C when playing games...that worries me
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Sits on a desk. I can understand all the cooling solutions for l33t PC overclockers squeezing an extra 2MHz out of their 4GHz Athlons at the expense of 60C, but why for a Mac? If it overheats, and you're treating it how the handbook tells you to treat it, then it's a design flaw and it shouldn't happen.
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Mine Goes with me everywhere Sits on the Grass, on cement, sits on top of tree trunks, that funny material they use to make benches so skaters cant skate it, sits on my bed, couch, right now on my bed, School Desk, on my skateboard, top of my car or wherever on my car on my dash, it goes everywhere with me.
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I tried the bottle cap solution but it only provided a minimal change in temperature and was more trouble than it was worth.
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