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Do you know a good MacBook bag that you can just flip open to use and not take the bag out?

Asked by monsoon (2505points) April 28th, 2008 from iPhone

I’ve been looking at the brenthaven http://www.brenthaven.com/catalog-edge-I-black.HTML:“edge”, an I’m not even sure what to call this type of bag in search.

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psyla's avatar

Leaving a laptop in a case or bag while it is running will block the airvents. It will overheat as the fans rev at full speed, sounding like a Harley Davidson. It will then tend to be stuck on its current screen and be very hard to get it to move from one screen view to another. The laptop will then be very useless. Note also that some laptops ventilate out from the bottom and the vents can be blocked by placing the laptop on cloth such as on a bed or tablecloth, thus eventually sharing the same fate.

psyla's avatar

Also, too much time spent at a processor-intensive website such as World of Warcraft or Second Life or running a program like Bryce will also kill off a laptop. Laptops do not have the cooling capacity to run their processors at 100% for hour after hour.

wilhel1812's avatar

psyla is right.
But wouldn’t it be possible to create one with hard plastic inside and small holes where the fans are?

aidje's avatar

Psyla is indeed right. Nevertheless, I stumbled across this case while mucking about online. Remembering this question, I knew that I must tell you of my find (even though you probably purchased a bag months ago).

That’s the product page; the store page (where you can actually buy it) is here. Looks like it runs $65 US, $80 for the SE (whatever that entails).

P.S. Don’t blame me if your MacBook melts. :-)

P.P.S As for the Brenthaven Edge, I would definitely not recommend running a notebook while it’s in that. The Moshi Codex has open sides open to provide some level of ventilation (as well as port and drive accessibility), but the Brenthaven appears to offer no such measures.

wilhel1812's avatar

I guess the macbook will shutdown before it melts. they have these sensors that will detect if the fans don’t manage to cool it down properly.

aidje's avatar

@wilhel
That’s true. I had forgotten about that.

wilhel1812's avatar

I would manually shit it down if the fans runs way to fast tho, because it wont save your docs or go to sleep, it will shut down as if you take out the battery

aidje's avatar

@wilhel
Watch your language. :-)

You’re right, though; it probably is best to be careful, rather than relying completely on the notebook’s own safety measures. Another thing is that once the heat reaches that level, damage is already being done to the battery, if nothing else.

wilhel1812's avatar

lol, i manage to write the weirdest things when i’m sleepy. I meant shut of course, not shit ;)

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