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Lame Question -> How to stack laptops?

by orangeneptune / January 12, 2009 8:21 PM PST

So... this question isn't really all that important, but I've been trying to find an answer for over a year now. I have limited desk space and I have a nice, big, monitor so I like to just keep my laptop closed and on a shelf when I have it docked. Except, I have two laptops.

I have a KVM switch, so switching is no problem. I'm looking for a shelf or a tray that will allow me to stack multiple laptops under 17" with their displays closed and with room enough to allow them to be connected to power and my KVM switch and to access their media drives (CD, DVD, etc). Anyone know any product like that? Even if it wasn't necessarily made for laptops?

Thanks.

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by ldhallman / December 18, 2010 5:35 AM PST

I have the same problem, but may have a solution that I am going to try. Why not build a simple stand out of 3/4" pvc pipe? Just get 4 90? Side Outlet Elbows, 4 end caps, and an 8' pipe. Make it to your dimensions. Mine will probably be around 12" wide, 12" deep, and around 6-8" high. I may even make a third shelf for a piece of plywood. The pvc should be strong enough so that you only have to brace the back of it, allowing 4 arms to hold the two computers. Also, the bottom computer will be around an inch off the surface for cooling.

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