Macbook pro on airplane (operating altitude??)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by masse, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. masse macrumors 6502a

    masse

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    I was browsing the specifications and saw that the maximum operating altitude for a macbook pro is 10,000 ft... Is this elevation? In other words, is it that you can't use the macbook pro at the top of everest? or do they not want you to use it on an airplane. It's a weird thing to put on the specifications.

    Just wondering why this is.

    p.s. I use my powerbook on the plane all the time.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    A plane is pressurized and the altitude it flies at will not effect a laptop or other electronic.
     
  3. LaJaca macrumors regular

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    Most passenger jets pressurize to an equivalent pressure of 6-8,000 feet above sea level. Will work fine in a pressurized airplane, or Lima Peru for that matter.
     
  4. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    Actually, for most people this wouldn't make much of a difference. There are some people that live near that altitude and would like to know the specifications. For example, Breckenridge, CO is near 9000 ft. Some towns do top 10,000 ft. I, for example, wanted to know the operating altitude before I purchased my iMac. I live around 8000 ft. and wanted to make sure the iMac would be able to cool itself enough in the thinner air.

    As for aircraft, as mentioned above, you'll be fine. None of the commercial airliners pressurize to sea level, but they do generally pressurize to a level of 7000 feet or so.

    Hope that answers your question!
     
  5. lololepro macrumors newbie

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    Just make sure that you turn it off quickly if the plane experiences an explosive decompression at 41,000 feet... :D:D:D
     
  6. LaJaca macrumors regular

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    I wonder if the MBA is thin enough to work as a wing. Then you all need to do is hang on as you descend.;)
     

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