Forum Question: Keeping MBP in truck, any danger

Sometimes, I keep my MBP in the truck for a few days in a row. Now it’s getting colder, do I need to let get to room temp before using it? I have a SSD. How about the other extreme, real hot and humid weather, do I need to let it cool down to room temperature?

Comments: 2 Responses to “Keeping MBP in truck, any danger”

    11/22/10 @ 9:49 pm

    Apple lists the operating and storage temperatures for all their Macs. They usually come with it in a little booklet. But you can find them online as well. For instance, the latest MacBook Pros are simply at:
    They are listed at:
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
    So I would heat get the MacBook to at least 50 degrees before starting it. Though if the situation was important, I myself, would hesitate to start the MacBook in slightly colder situations.

    11/22/10 @ 11:44 pm

    Didn’t find the above in search, but did find article on a group using MBPs specifically with SSDs in the North Pole because HDs wouldn’t work in extreme cold. So perhaps above operating temps a bit conservative for MBPs with SSD.

    I figure since there’s air in HDs, it’s unsealed, unlike SSDs, HDs wouldn’t be as tolerant.

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