I am currently a graduate student and own a macbook pro. I spend many hours at my desk hunched over my laptop doing work and was starting to get back problems and bad posture from it. This item has made using my laptop enjoyable again -- it puts my screen at eye-level, which is much more comfortable. It is sturdy and well-made, and the finish matches my laptop perfectly. It has rubber pads that keep your laptop secure and from sliding around and it even has a hole in the back of the stand for cord management. I use this with a wireless keyboard, and could not be happier!