We used my 17” Sony VPCF111FX laptop as a test dummy for the U-Stand. Depending on how you hold your wrist while typing will determine if you use the pads or stopper at the bottom of the cooler. S they stand about ½ to ¾ above the surface of the laptop. At higher heights for viewing only purposes this was no concern.
Here we have the connections made and the cable tucked in behind the cooler.