Mac laptops and overheating
Yes, my mac laptop does get warm. To solve this problem I bought a gizzmo called "Podium CoolPad" from Road Tools (www.roadtools.com).
The CoolPad lifts up the back of the laptop from the desk surface and allows air to flow through. It also makes it lots easier to type on a laptop, which usually is flat on the desktop.
I don't leave the laptop on 24/7 either. I shut it off at the end of the day, giving it a chance to cool down a bit.
The CoolPad is a nifty device, but I must admit that I elevate the back of my other laptop with a long Lincoln Log!
On my second desktop laptop.
No toys -- bummer.. At least get the wireless mouse and keyboard when using your iCurve. I have really enjoyed not having to mess with the wires. With Mac I think that it is easier to go desktop than with PC since everything is so elegant and well thought out. I added a 23" Apple screen since I graduated from school. Works wonderful will have to pass on the G5 Power Mac since I travel. I would love to have one of those as a server for home.
Originally Posted by bhop46
I have fallen from the true faith
I started this thread back in July 04, and I have used my 12" and 15" PowerBooks as desk top machines for about three years. I came to use the iCurve too, but I still prefer the Podium CoolPad because it does the job AND is small enough to carry around.
I have, however, recently fallen from the true faith. I am the proud owner of a 20" iMac dual core. I find myself doing more and more photo editing, both in iPhoto and in Photoshop elements. Pretty soon I plan to add on Apple's new Aperture. Photo editing on a 15" screen is very doable, but the 20" screen is orders of magnitude easier, since you can spread out the tool boxes beyond the image.
The iMac has one thing in common with my laptops. It's so thin I still can't mount any computer toys.
For my gradekeeping and other teacherly pursuits (tests, notes, databases) I still use my 12" PowerBook. It is also the computer that goes into the field with my camera for downloading after a day's shoot.