Is it okay to leave MacBook Pro in the box?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jack90876, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Jack90876 macrumors newbie

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    I have an unopened MacBook Pro and I was just wondering if it is fine to leave it unopened until Christmas day as it is a Christmas Present.
    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why wouldn't it be?
     
  3. eternalife macrumors regular

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  4. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Unless the stress of knowing it is there, but not opening it and playing with it, is going to cause an ulcer, it will be fine leaving it in the box. Keep Calm and Carry On :)
     
  5. trikky macrumors regular

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    Heck, no!

    You've got to take it out of the box right now!!!. If you don't, it will go into a rage, eating everything in your house (including you) and then explode, taking out an entire city block.

    But seriously...it's a computer. It's been in its box since it was manufactured. Why would leaving it in a box for a little longer be even close to being a concern?
     
  6. happle macrumors 6502a

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    no its not okay to keep a product in the exact packaging that the company itself uses...i mean come on man, what the hell kind of a question was that?
     
  7. Mr.Outside macrumors 6502

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    This was great. Haha
     
  8. eternalife macrumors regular

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    I was serious! The Lion's got to breath.
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    A few holes and maybe a bit of extra RAM incase it gets hungry, and it'll survive until after xmas.
     
  10. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Just remember 3 rules if you keep it in the box:

    1) Keep it away from bright light
    2) Don't get any water on it, and..
    3) Never, never ever feed it after midnight.
     
  11. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    How do you think the Apple store and warehouse stores these computers until they go on sale (at least for the limited time period)? Common sense really...
     
  12. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Skip #2 as that one gets you more MBPs!!!
     
  13. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Clearly you want to open the thing.

    But you gotta wait 'til the big day. It'll be awesome!
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    Does that mean feeding it after midnight turns it into a mac pro?
     
  15. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Nope, it becomes a virus laden PC running Windows Millennium!
     
  16. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I would be afraid it would turn into a Packard Bell PC with Windows ME loaded. :eek:

    Maybe I am dating myself with that one? LOL
     
  17. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    ::shiver::
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not as much as an IBM PC XT running PC DOS 2.0!
     
  19. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    Hah I remember our first desktop computer: a monstrous Packard-Bell 486DX clocking in at a scary 33MHz, with 4MB RAM and a 20MB hard drive. Those were (not) the days :eek::p

    GGJ, did you ever use Windows < 3.0? I know this is a Mac forum, but... ;) I remember upgrading our very first computer to DOS 5.0 long ago. My elementary school had a fleet of IICs or IIEs. Ah, The Oregon Trail.
     
  20. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Or a Radio Shack TRS (pronounced Trash) 80 with your smoking cassette tape drive!
     
  21. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    You do know how Windows ME was created right?
     
  22. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Very true. My first computer was a Tandy TRS-80 color computer, complete with Cassette I/O. That one dates myself more I suppose. Though I did also have an IBM PC XT. Those were the good old days, playing Infocom games like Zork :)
     
  23. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    That's twice now. GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!! ;)
     
  24. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    That's awesome! Now how does one explain Microsoft BOB?

    [​IMG]
     
  25. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    There is one valid concern, which is the battery. The MacBooks usually come fully charged, when you take them out of the box. However, for storing them for more than six month Apple recommends to discharge the battery to 50%. So, leaving it in the package until christmas is fine.
     

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