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newairowner
Jul 29, 2013, 11:27 AM
Hello, all. What is the safe operational temperature range for the Macbook Air? Not so much with regard to the computer overheating itself, but with regard to where I am while I use it. Can I sit outside in 98 degree weather and use it for three hours? Can I sit outside in 55 degree weather and use it? Or are these temperatures already outside the temperature range to which it may safely be exposed? I would love any detail that anyone could provide about such an operational temperature range. Thanks!



GGJstudios
Jul 29, 2013, 11:32 AM
Apple clearly states this under the technical specifications for the MacBook Air (http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/specs.html):

Operating temperature: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C)

Ichabod.
Jul 29, 2013, 11:33 AM
According to Apple's Technical Specifications page for the Air:http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/specs.html
Operating temperature: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C)
Storage temperature: -13 to 113 F (-25 to 45 C)
Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet


So you might not want to stay out too long in the 98 F weather, but the 55 should be OK. Humidity is also a factor to consider.

Good luck with your new Mac!

ZBoater
Jul 29, 2013, 11:53 AM
I can't imagine doing anything but sweating like a pig in 98F weather, much less be using a computer. Drinking beer, perhaps. Not use a computer. :D

nickandre21
Jul 31, 2013, 03:14 AM
more then apples specs for operating temperatures, i think i would not be using the laptop over 28c, if I did i guess i would be sweating all over the keyboard :D

throAU
Jul 31, 2013, 03:36 AM
more then apples specs for operating temperatures, i think i would not be using the laptop over 28c, if I did i guess i would be sweating all over the keyboard :D

pfft.

28c is like, late winter here.

:D

Steve121178
Jul 31, 2013, 04:34 AM
Can I sit outside in 98 degree weather and use it for three hours?

Why the heck would you even contemplate doing that? :confused:

nickandre21
Jul 31, 2013, 02:39 PM
pfft.

28c is like, late winter here.

:D

humidity is terrible here in Bombay