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I have a problem with my laptop computer. It is way too short! My desk comes up to my chest when I'm sitting down, and I have my chair lowered as far as it can be lowered. Maybe I'm just too tall or something, but I find that I need to hunch over a little just to read what is on my laptop screen.<br><br>
I've been looking into laptop stands that are sold at Best Buy or Future Shop. Most of them look flimsy, and the ones that look high quality are quite expensive. I've tried using old textbooks to make my laptop higher, and yeah it's not working out so well.<br><br>
Any ideas, suggestions?
 

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This stand looks to be fairly high quality and not very expensive:<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16848021454&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Desk+Accessories+++Workspace+Organizers-_-Rolodex-_-48021454" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dex-_-48021454</a><br><br>
Have you considered buying a monitor to connect to the laptop? It would be the right height and probably give you better resolution.
 

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The Force. Or use something like a crate from box-mart. You could cut it down to size, even angle it if you needed to.
 

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First thing that popped to my mind when you wrote " need to hunch over a little just to read what is on my laptop screen." is:<br>
tilt your screen back a bit more.<br><br>
But if this is too insufficient for you, I would suggest going to a local, indie computer store, and inquire about your matter there.<br>
A bit of advice: don't buy anything at Best Buy or the like, unless you enjoy being ripped off.
 

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Or duct tape. It's just like The Force. They both have a light side, and a dark side, and they bind the galaxy together.<br><br>
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Or duct tape. It's just like The Force. They both have a light side, and a dark side, and they bind the galaxy together.<br><br>
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Well, I've looked into storebought elevation/cooling stands they they aren't quite what I'm looking for. They cost a little more than they are worth, I think.<br><br>
I'm using textbooks currently. I may look into cardboard boxes or the indie computer shop idea. I already have an external keyboard I forgot about, so that might help too. I'm starting to wonder why on earth I have a laptop instead of a regular computer, but oh well.
 

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To elevate laptop find hard and flat surface. You can set up a standing fan near your laptop to provide it with a cool breeze. Give it rest. Make sure your laptop is set up to handle a heavy graphics load. Gamers and movie watchers, this especially applies to you.
 

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Increase the height of the table bu putting something beneath it. Make sure it dont dwindle. Lower your chair as much as it can. And bend the lap top screen downwards by putting some books behind it and make sure they dont move <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><a href="http://www.chitownbootcampsblog.com/boot-camp-arlington-heights-il" target="_blank">Boot camp Arlington</a>
 

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I ended up stumbling across a stand at Walmart in the office supplies section for only $9!! I happen to have an external keyboard so I plugged that (so as to not be typing on an angle) and elevated the laptop and WOW what a difference it makes. I finally don't need to hunch over to try and read the computer screen. I was using textbooks before but they weren't helping very much. Ahhh so much better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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