If you use your laptop with an external monitor while working at a desk, you can use a vertical laptop stand to help conserve a limited amount of desk space. There are a number of sturdy and aesthetically pleasing vertical stands to choose from. Unfortunately, the companies that make these are all targeting Mac users. These models may work with some PC laptops. Here are a number of our favorites:
The BookArc by TwelveSouth
We like the organic curves of the BookArc, which supports all MacBook models.
The Power Support Docking Stand for MacBooks by Power Support
If you want something simple with a more rectilinear form than the BookArc, consider this model.
The NX Stand by Macessity
We like this stand’s integrated 4-port USB hub. It’s also nice that it provides a space to tuck an external hard drive, as shown in the above image.
The Balmuda Floater by Balmuda Design
This stand is probably the most substantial of the bunch, which is only fitting, given the fact that it costs over $300. Maybe I’ll upgrade to this when Publisher’s Clearinghouse gives me one of those gigantic checks.
Do you have any of the units mentioned above? Another one we didn’t consider? If so, please tell us about your laptop stand preferences in the comments.