OTB Smell Reports Please

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brise, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. brise macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Can owners of new late 2008 MB and MBP please post about any odors detected when first unboxing the new toys and after they reach operating temps?

    I had a MBP for a few days a few months ago and returned it due to the stink it produced when warm.

    With all the hype about the late 2008 units being green and non-toxic -- is the OTB new Mac smell any different than previous models?
  2. Aztec macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    Maybe I'm wrong, but don't all electronics smell pretty strong when new? The smell eventually dies down.
  3. brise thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    Yes sometimes it fades or changes but sometimes gets worse as materials decay. There was an under keyboard label on some old Mac portables that develops a gym locker smell after a year or two.

    Apple is releasing all sorts of green hype about these new models being non-toxic. Does that translate into fewer headache and eye burning smells?

    YMMV. Age and general health status will influence your enjoyment of or avoidance of things like new car smells and new computer smells.

    It can take some 12 - 18 months of 'burn in' to reduce odors on older Mac portables.
  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read.

    I smell a troll. :rolleyes:
  5. sk8mash macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2007
  6. ohemetophobia macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Same here. Nothing like the smell of freshly-spent cold hard cash. :)
  7. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    Me too! I wish they sold it in a spray bottle!

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