A computer is raised on a desk.

Your laptop may be sitting flat if you find your back and neck sore after using it for a while.Excess heat can build up inside of the computer if a laptop is sitting against a desk.You may be getting sore if you are leaning forward or back to view your screen.There are many cheap and simple solutions to raising your laptop off of your desk.

Step 1: The laptop should be propped up with books around the sides to reduce heat.

Take a stack of books that are the same thickness.The right side of the laptop has the spine of a book under it.On the left side of the laptop, do the same.If you want to make the laptop more stable, you can put another book under it.The space between the laptop and the surface it is resting on will be created by this.It will be easier to get the heat out of the laptop when it gets hot.You can do this with a stack of objects that are the same thickness.Stacks of coasters, hard plastic cases, Legos, or pieces of wood could be used.If you want a cleaner look, cut the wine corks in half and put them under the laptop with the flat sides facing down.

Step 2: To get a better angle, put a book behind the laptop.

If you want to improve your posture, take a long, solid book and slide the spine underneath the laptop.Continue sliding the book toward the front of the laptop until you can see the screen.Your laptop may slide off if you slide the book too far forward.It can be difficult to put a heavy book in front of the laptop to hold it in place.If you have pads on the bottom of the laptop to protect the surface underneath, put the spine just in front of these pads so the computer catches the book.You can use anything that will prop the laptop up, like the cooling solution.Wine corks, lids, wood objects, and plastic cases can be slid under the laptop to change the angle of the screen.

Step 3: You can build a platform out of cardboard.

Cut a sheet of corrugated cardboard into 3 strips that are roughly 2–3 inches (5.1– 7.6 cm) thick and 20–25 cm long.Either glue or staple the pieces together in a triangle, or cut a hole in each piece and slide them together.The triangle has a laptop on top of it.If your laptop is big or heavy, it should rest on the cardboard.You can get an unused pizza box and put a laptop on top of it, with the corners sticking out of the sides.

Step 4: To get the laptop's eye level, set it on a taller object and use a second keyboard.

If you want to elevate the laptop to avoid neck strain, place it on top of a small box, platform, or shelf that rests at eye level.Attach an external keyboard and mouse to the laptop.There is a way to control the laptop from the table or desk.

Step 5: A cooling stand with a built in fan will keep the laptop cool.

If your laptop is overheating, you should buy a laptop stand with a built-in fan or cooling pad.Plug the fan into an outlet orusb port if you want to turn it on.The fan or cooling pad will keep your laptop cool.Some of the stands have a power button on the side or base and run on batteries.The cost of a laptop stand depends on features and brand.Standing platforms are the only exception.Before purchasing a laptop stand, you need to make sure it fits your computer brand and size.

Step 6: The angle and height of the laptop stand can be adjusted.

If you want to have more control over the laptop's height and angle, you should get an adjusted stand.The angle and height of the laptop stand can be adjusted with a knob or lever.If you want the base to catch on the lip at the bottom of the platform, you have to put your laptop on top of it.Some stands are less stable than others.If you can, look at reviews and inspect the product in person.This will show you how stable the stand is.Every stand has a different design which can make it difficult to figure it out the first time.You can raise the stand or change the angle with a knob or dial on the back or side.You can make adjustments by hand when you flip a lever.

Step 7: If you want a stand up desk, use a standing platform.

You can get a standing platform stand if you want to change the height of your laptop.These stands are small desks with legs that raise or DropCatch.You can change the angle of the laptop as well.If you like to occasionally stand while using your laptop, they are a great option.The platforms are marketed as mini-desks or stands.The most expensive option is standing platforms.Depending on the style and options you want, they can cost anywhere from $20-50.

Step 8: For a cleaner option, purchase a wood laptop stand.

Wood stands look sleek and elegant compared to their plastic and metal counterparts.If you care about how your laptop stand looks on your desk, get a sleek wood stand with a grain and color that matches the rest of the room.The laptop should be placed on top with the bottom resting against the lip.