- Screen Size compatibility: 17"
Twelve South (12-1105) BookArc for MacBook Pro
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- BookArc helps you free up valuable real estate on your desk, giving you a cleaner, less cluttered, Zen-like workspace
- To ensure the perfect fit, BookArc includes two different sized scratch-free, silicone cushions.
- These inserts gently grip the various MacBook and MacBook Pro models and ensures the perfect fit right out of the box.
- Cushions are super easy to install and remove making it easy for BookArc to switch from one MacBook model to another.
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Amazon.com Product Description
The BookArc: Turn your Macbook into a desktop.
Twelve South's BookArc is a simple, elegant stand that literally turns your portable computer into a mini tower. Slide your MacBook or MacBook Pro into the BookArc and park it at the back of your desk to free up space, or next to your Apple Cinema Display and you'll have a beautiful sight.
Three reasons why you need a BookArc
...And more reasons:
A Work of Arc.
Carved from strong, heavy gauge steel, BookArc vertically holds your White MacBook or your 13" to 17" MacBook Pro. Park your BookArc-cradled MacBook next to your LED Cinema Display and you’ll have the coolest desktop/laptop set-up your desk has ever seen.
- Get a cleaner, less-cluttered workspace
- Two silicone inserts for a perfect fit
- Compatible with White MacBook and MacBook Pro 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch
BookArc Stand Specifications:
- Height: 3.0 in./7.6 cm
- Width: 4.5 in./11.4 cm
- Depth: 10.1 in./25.7 cm
- Weight: 1.2 lbs./0.54 kg
What's in the Box
- Twelve South BookArc desktop stand
- Silicone Pad Fit Inserts (x2)
About Twelve South
Twelve South is here to create beautifully designed accessories exclusively for Apple computers. We know Mac users. We are Mac users. We feel it’s time to stop settling for PC accessories that are painted white and passed off as "Mac compatible". It’s time for a company to focus on Mac accessories exclusively.
Top Customer Reviews
Though the BookArc only touts compatibility with 13"-17" MacBook Pros,MacBooks and PowerBook G4s, it can also handle other laptops that are about 1" in width and have a fairly flat case. I can personally vouch that my 13" HP Pavilion DM3-1130US fits, though it tilts slightly to the right and isn't as stable. So it's possible use it with other laptops, though you really need to test it for yourself to be sure that it will work with yours. MacBook Air owners need to get the BookArc designed specifically for the Air.
Overall, I really like the Arc's design and it's sturdy construction. It's very stable and the likelihood of tipping over your laptop accidentally is pretty slim, though it is possible if you really whack it. The underneath cable manager is a nice touch, keeping the power, monitor and other cables in one spot when you unplug your device. It is an elegant and well designed desktop accessory to compliment a MacBook based set-up, and it can even handle some PC laptops as well.
I consider myself somewhat of a multitasker and a power user, so I was concerned about heat dissipation with this device. Normally, when the MacBook is sitting flat on a desk it allows heat to dissipate through the keyboard as well as the hinge vents. Obviously, when you close the lid you run the risk of your temps increasing significantly. But after testing, I found the complete opposite to be the case with this device. The MacBook actually runs cooler when docked in a vertical fashion. What's more, I found no difference in CPU temperatures when docking the Macbook Hinge-First and docking it Opening-First. The raw data is below:
Shell open, driving 27" thunderbolt display AND internal display, sitting flat on desk - 148 degrees fahrenheit
Shell closed, driving 27" thunderbolt display only, sitting flat on desk - 144 degrees fahrenheit
Shell closed, inserted opening first into BookArc - 137-139 degrees fahrenheit
Shell closed, inserted hinge first into BookArc - 138 degrees fahrenheit
*these temps were observed at idle when Safari and iTunes were running* Far from scientific, but it gives you an idea for everyday use.
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