There’s a bizarre new technology trend gaining momentum, and it involves ripping the screens off MacBooks. Well, “ripping” might be a strong word, but people are removing the displays from their MacBooks.
So why on earth would you remove the display from your laptop? After all, the display is crucial to what makes a laptop what it is. But with the guts of the computer in the bottom half, these headless MacBooks have become an inexpensive way to use an old Mac.
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MacBooks can be expensive, so people save money by buying MacBooks with broken displays but otherwise have solid internal components. You can find an M1 MacBook Air with a broken screen on eBay for around $400, and older models are even cheaper. Then just detach the screen and attach a display and suddenly you have a new Mac home setup.
However, there are downsides. For one thing, doing this kind of work will void any kind of warranty, so you should either have some experience with such tinkering or follow a guide carefully. Also, you cannot access recovery mode as it only appears on MacBooks laptop display. Setting up a wireless display via AirPlay is also a hassle, since you’ll need to connect it to an external display with a cable to set it up anyway.
The bottom line, however, definitely has its appeal. If someone walks into your home office and sees a laptop with no display, chances are they’ll notice. There’s just a certain cool factor in using a MacBook in ways it was never intended to be used. But more often than not, it’s a cheap way to get a decent Mac computer — as long as you can supply the display yourself.
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