MacBook Pro without a screen is an alternative to having a Mac Studio spending less – Behavior – Tecnoblog

Notebooks give you the opportunity to have a powerful computer on the go. But what if you could remove the screen from your old one MacBook Pro with state-of-the-art specifications to have a Mac Studio without having to shell out R$ 22.9 thousand or revive your computer kept in the closet? This is an alternative that some users are turning to to save money. pennies and have a desktop at home.

Users remove MacBook Pro screen to use it as desktop (Image: Reproduction/Duan Rui/Twitter)
Users remove MacBook Pro screen to use it as desktop (Image: Reproduction/Duan Rui/Twitter)

The idea came from some reports spread on the internet. starting with The VergeLast week, Umar Shakir shared his experience of having what he calls a “slabtop”. That is, a “decapitated” laptop, transformed into a board, as it does not have the integrated screen that everyone knows.

In the article, Shakir said she removed the screen from her MacBook Air. The process turned your computer into a kind of portable desktop, and still with some benefits of notebooks: the built-in keyboard and touchpad. On top of that, the PC still maintained its portability, as it can be used anywhere, as long as you have a TV nearby.

But this is not the only case. Earlier this month, images originally published by Duan Rui on the Chinese social network Weibo were shared on Twitter. And what do they show? A MacBook Pro with no-screen Touch Bar.

“More and more people are buying a screenless MacBook Pro to use as a Mac Mini,” the tweet reads. “Not only does it have a trackpad and keyboard, it also has better speakers, and the flagship price is particularly affordable.”

Mac Studio costs lots and lots of money (Image: Handout/Apple)
Mac Studio costs lots and lots of money (Image: Handout/Apple)

MacBook Pro without a screen is an “alternative” to the desktop

The inspiration for the idea comes from different places. At the The Verge, Shakir says he decided to cut off the head of his MacBook Air after seeing a patent for an Apple desktop with a built-in keyboard. The tweet with the publication by Duan Rui, as you can see in the quote above, also speaks of a “particularly affordable” price.

In fact, this can be a more economical option in some cases. The least expensive model of Mac Studio with Apple M1 Max, 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD, for example, will cost R$ 22,999 in Brazil. And if you even have a MacBook Pro with Intel and a more robust data sheet, you can already have a more powerful desktop.

The alternative is also useful for when your computer screen breaks. If you have a notebook leaning against your closet due to a flat cable problem, broken panel or any other type of display failure, just remove it. Then just plug your computer into an external monitor and enjoy.

The measure can also be suitable to ensure a somewhat retro aesthetic. I confess that, when I saw the photos, I immediately remembered some MSX models that had a built-in keyboard. Another memory revolved around the Apple II, Apple’s second computer, released in the 1970s after the pioneering Apple I.

MacBook Pro has screen removed to be used as desktop (Image: Reproduction/Duan Rui/Twitter)
MacBook Pro has screen removed to be used as desktop (Image: Reproduction/Duan Rui/Twitter)

But not everything is perfect…

“Beheading” the Mac reminds me of one of Hercules’ greatest challenges: the Lernaean Hydra. After all, it is a very complicated procedure, which ranges from accessing the appropriate (and difficult to find) tools to opening the computer to remove the integrated screen – all at your own risk. That is, the idea can bring some problems to the computer, if it is executed in the wrong way.

The user also loses some computer resources. In addition to not being able to use it when there is no monitor or TV nearby, the process also ends the built-in webcam and access to recovery mode. O The Verge also warned that some old models of MacBook Pro can be without access to Wi-Fi, since the antennas were positioned on the notebook’s hinge.

And you, what do you think of the idea? Share your impressions with us at Tecnoblog Community!

With information: Creative Bloq and Cult of Mac

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