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  1. #1

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    Jul 15, 2008
    Macbook viewing angle / ergonomics
    New macbook owner. One thing I can't seem to get comfortable with is the view angle. On other notebooks I've owned, the screen would fold way back past 90 degrees. With the MB's single hinge, the screen is barely past 90 degrees. I find I'm slouching a lot just to look at the screen from a comfortable angle. Is there a solution to this other that using an external monitor?

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    Nov 04, 2006
    twin cities, mn, usa
    is this an air or a regular macbook?

    i have no problem at all with my regular macbook. the screen easily folds back to about halfway between 90 degrees and flat back. easily more than i've ever needed in any normal situation.
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    Member Since
    Jun 22, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    15" MacBook Pro(5.1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, 250GB hdd
    I have also had no problem with the viewing angle - *close* to 45 degrees.

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    Feb 20, 2008
    2.66ghz Core 2 duo iMac (20in), 320gb HDD, 4gb DDR3 1066mhz, iPhone 3g (8GB), Nano 4g (16GB)
    Yeah no problems here either. The only thing i could say to try would be a laptop stand. It would elevate the laptop so its more like looking at a monitor on a desktop. Personally i have the Logitech Alto Connect. Its a really nice stand, and has 4 built in usb ports on it. I think its 59.99 or something like that.

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    Mar 31, 2008
    About 120 degrees for me.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2008
    Figured the problem out. DUH! It's due to the Incase hardshell case I put my new macbook in. It limits the hinge travel. The real issue now is that I really like the protection the case provides, but it would be nice if the screen opened further. I may have to dremel the case.

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