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Screenshot: Denki/YouTube Does this article’s headline sound a bit, we, unhinged to you? Why would anyone remove their MacBook’s display? Newer MacBooks have great displays, and if you didn’t want a display on your Mac, surely you’d have bought a Mac mini or a Mac Studio, right? But while it might seem silly indeed, removing a MacBook’s display is a practice that’s gaining some traction, and the idea isn’t without merit. I admit the thought has occurred to me while using my MacBook Pro connected to an external display, with the laptop directly in front of me and the monitor directly behind the laptop. I liked being able to use my MacBook’s trackpad and keyboard on a larger screen, but I had to significantly raise the height of the monitor in order to avoid my MBP’s display blocking any of the larger screen’s real estate. It got me wondering: What if there were no MacBook display in the way? What if I had the same keyboard and trackpad setup in front of me, with a display at a normal height behind that? It turns out that others have had similar thoughts—and put them into action. The Verge’s Umar Shakir recently wrote of his experience using a “decapitated” MacBook Air, which he dubbed a “slabtop.” He seems to have had a generally good time using his keyboard-trackpad-computer hybrid, connecting it to external displays both with a cable and wirelessly, taking the device along to parties, and using it to play […]