MBP Out in the Winter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vp719, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. vp719 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2007
    I'm a college student and so far this summer and fall have been carrying my MBP around campus with me everyday. Now that the weather's starting to turn i'm wondering if i should still take it out if its below freezing (or any certain temperature)? Thanks
  2. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2007
    Cambridge, UK
    They're pretty sturdy.. Just use your common sense

    Environmental parameters:
    Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C
    Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C
    Humidity Range Operating: 0 - 90%
  3. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
  4. vp719 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2007
    So the screen or anything wont be affected by the temperatures? I'm out for about 20 minutes at a time but i keep it in a waterproof messanger bag and would never directly expose it.
  5. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    How far below freezing are we talking? On average..
  6. Bilvox macrumors member


    Jan 29, 2004
    I believe your mac owners guide has the optimal operating tempratures you can referr to.
    I too will take my laptop to and from work in freezing tempratures. It is fine for my walk lasting 20min or so. I would say to make sure there isnt any excess condensation and to let it warm up in room temprature for a bit.
    You should be okay if its withen reason.
    good luck
  7. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    I dont see any issues as long as you bring it back indoors prior to starting it back up.
  8. vp719 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2007
    Probably in the 20's a bit, i'll be in central PA.
  9. kbrain2929 macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2007
    The Ville', KY
    I agree... even perhaps waiting a few minutes before starting it back up. Let it get it's temp back up a lil before starting it. Especially do this if it has an LCD screen. LCD screens seem to be worse that anything (except CRT :rolleyes: ) when it comes to cold/warm temp. changes. :apple:
  10. Martin C macrumors 6502a

    Martin C

    Nov 5, 2006
    New York City
    Might I say that you have an awesome (!) setup kbrain?
  11. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Just shut it off before transporting it and you'll be fine.
  12. triddent222 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2007
    Somewhere interesting
    ??? All MBPs, and MBs (and laptops in general, i believe) have LCDs... :p

    To the OP: The MBP will probably be fine as long as *you* are comfortable with the temperature, that is, it's not advisable to use it on below zero temperatures, but neither are you supposed to be standing outside at those temperatures. As long as you carry it around in a bag, and use it indoors, it should be fine. As others have said, let it warm up a little bit, you don't want to crack the LCD, or anything else for that matter. (And don't leave it all alone in the cold, it gets depressed [and the battery will probably freeze]).

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