Where do you put your Macbook Pro during Winter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KirkL, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. KirkL macrumors 6502

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    I know that heat is terrible for the Macbook Pro's battery, so where do you put your Macbook Pro when you have turn up the heat in your home during the Winter?
     
  2. adiddas125 macrumors member

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    Away from the oven, stove, and furnace vents???
     
  3. Surely Guest

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    Um...... not on the radiator?:confused:


    /weirdest thread today.....
     
  4. KirkL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So wait is it okay if it's in the room when the heater's on?

    When I read that heat was bad I thought it was like any heat...not say over 100 degrees.
     
  5. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I live in Phoenix so I don't have this problem. However, I think you are worrying too much. There is an acceptable range of temperature which the MBP can deal with (I'm sure it's published on Apple's website somewhere).

    Keep in mind, regardless of ambient temperature in your house the MBP can hit GPU and processor temps of 90C or more at times. It's likely the battery gets very warm as the body of your Mac absorbs these temps and heats up as well.

    The only time I would worry about excessive ambient temperatures is in the dead of summer and leaving your MBP in the car with the windows rolled up for several hours.

    Or you could just put on a sweater instead.
     
  6. adiddas125 macrumors member

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    Do what I do.

    Run it in "clamshell mode" connected to your Display of choice. Why would you be putting your computer on or near a direct heat source?
     
  7. KirkL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh ya that's a good point. Thanks a lot! I was getting worried as it's gotten pretty cold here already :)
     
  8. DJ-R macrumors regular

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    I'm afraid of getting frostbite from my macbook.
     
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    I have taken my MBP to Iraq - it was fine.

    Before that, my white MB made the trip - twice.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my behavior regarding laptop use doesnt change with the seasons
     
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  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It doesn't really matter unless it's hot to enough to catch on fire.
     
  15. HLdan macrumors 603

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    It would be pretty unusable if you couldn't use your Macbook in climates just over 100 degrees. There a several states and countries where it's always very warm.

    I certainly hope you're not turning the heat up in your house to over 100 degrees? That's not healthy. ;)
     
  16. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    uhmm i put it on my desk or next to my bed...
     
  17. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    I use it to warm my hands. Our winter's are awfully cold in Big sky country.
     
  18. kellen macrumors 68020

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    I keep in in my microwave. Electromagnetic discharges will extend your mbp's battery life. :D

    if it survives...
     
  20. Pillar macrumors 6502

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    i fold it up and store it away in the closet


    same here
     
  21. monkeytunes macrumors newbie

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    If it's cold

    If it's cold put it under your pillow when you sleep. If it's Saturday and your'e going out make sure it has a blanket. During the day out it next to an iMac for company....
     
  22. GLS macrumors 6502

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    I stick it on the patio. When spring rolls around, I bring it back inside.
     
  23. mulo macrumors 68020

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    I'd be infertile if I did that, I use mine to encode videos.
     

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