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Old 11-12-2009, 08:00 PM
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Default Macessity's NX Stand for Laptops

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/11/10/nx.stores.both.laptops.and.external.hard.drives/' target='_blank'>http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/11...al.hard.drives/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Macessity has released a new product for its line of laptop accessories, the NX stand. The notebook stand features steel construction with an aluminum-color powder coat, with a design enabling users to stand their laptop vertically within a cushioned slot."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1257980806.usr105634.jpg" /></p><p>An option for you if you have an external display you want to use your laptop with, and need to conserve space. This retails for around $60.00 USD. I like the addition of the USB ports and the form factor is very nice.&nbsp;</p>
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:52 PM
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Do the new MBPs actually allow you to close the lid without sleeping? I know the old ones didn't because the cooling system relied on venting through the keyboard. If not, then this will make a really nice way to display a sleeping notebook.
 
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:16 AM
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Ah good question! I know on my older MBP, as long as I had monitor plugged in it would stay awake, so I'm assuming this is the same. There are also some shareware programs that bypass the sleep when lid is closed feature.
 
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:46 AM
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Ah good question! I know on my older MBP, as long as I had monitor plugged in it would stay awake, so I'm assuming this is the same. There are also some shareware programs that bypass the sleep when lid is closed feature.
My 17" pre-unibody model sleeps if the lid is closed regardless of whether there's an external monitor attached. Honestly, I'd be a little scared to bypass it. Mine gets HOT. Maybe the unibody's have a different method of cooling that will still work with the monitor closed or perhaps this stand does some magic to keep it cooler...
 
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