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Pro Matches Apple design aesthetic
Rain Design's mStand is a single piece of anodized aluminum that looks and feels very much like the design and weight of the Macbook Pro and the aluminium iMac and Apple displays.
Pro Solid construction
The stand is made of solid aluminum making it strong and sturdy. It weighs 3 pounds, and is .15 inches thick throughout. The stand's height is 5.9 inches in the back and 3 inches in the front.
Pro Area under the stand is great for storing the keyboard/mouse
Pro There's a hole in the back for easy cable management
The hole in the back allows keeping the desk clean from a jumbled mess of cables.
Pro There are rubber pads and a lip that holds the laptop firmly in place
The mStand has rubber pads on the bottom that help the stand stay in place and prevent scratching of the surface it's on. Rubber pads on top along with a lip in front help to secure the laptop in place on the stand.
Pro Good passive cooling
Aluminum against aluminum contact allows transferring the heat from the laptop to the stand and, subsequently, getting much more surface area that dissipates the heat much quicker.
Pro Swivel version available
Con Not portable
mStand isn't made to be traveled with.
Con mStand doesn't accommodate for shell cases
Con Requires an external keyboard
Without an external keyboard you either won't be able to be comfortable using this stand or you'll find yourself with elbows and wrists pain.