Shipping Mac Pro - Upright or Flat does it matter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Brianone20, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Brianone20 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    I do a lot of traveling with my computer for on site use at events and I've been told by a friend that I can't lay the mac pro down when traveling.

    So I researched some mac pro cases and they run about $650usd. However, I can get a huge storm case for $300 and fit other items in there as well IF the mac pro lays flat on one side. Besides, who's to say UPS or Fed-Ex are going to keep the mac pro specific case, upright? I think my mac pro came to my door flat and the packaging was to be opened flat as well.

    Anyone out there have an opinion or travel with their mac pro's flat? I'm torn as to what to pack to pack it in.

  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Wrong forum but based on the Mac Pro design, there's nothing that indicates that it should be set in a specific position so I don't think it matters how you store or ship your Mac Pro as long as it's stable so that it doesn't tip or move around while in transit.
  3. Brianone20 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    Oops, ok thanks. I just figured mac pro question...mac pro forum...
    Apologies, mods please move it if need be.
  4. kutsushita macrumors regular


    May 9, 2010

    macbook pro forum ;)
  5. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I think you can horizontally rack-mount the new MacPro server so it should be fine switched off for transport.
  6. Brianone20 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2011
    OK thanks. However, this isn't a macbook pro question @ moderator. It is a mac pro tower inquiry.

    Sounds like the mac pro is ok to be laid down in transit. Thank you for the responses.
  7. svenn macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    but this is posted in the macbook pro section

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