Am I killing my laptop by holding it sideways?
May 25, 2007 4:21 PM Subscribe
Am I killing my laptop by holding it sideways (like a book)?
posted by Rock Steady to computers & internet (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have found I greatly prefer reading long pieces of text on my laptop by rotating the screen 90 degrees and holding the laptop sideways like a book -- with the keyboard and touchpad as the left-hand "page" and the screen on the right. Does this pose any problems for the long-term health of my lappy? I'm particularly thinking about the hard drive -- is it designed to only be operated in a horizontal position? Any other problems I'm not thinking of?
It is an Acer Aspire 5100 running Vista, if that matters.