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Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5
07-17-2013, 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by mdilthey
My Ortliebs are not huge. And I need to carry enough stuff to camp for two months in temperatures potentially below freezing.
You need to be careful when exposing a laptop computer to below freezing temps. Here are Apple's official storage/operating temps recommendations:
Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-25° to 45° C)
Notice the gap between the lowest storage temp (-13°F) and the lowest operating temp (50°F). Basically what this is saying is...if the computer is exposed to temps below 50°F for an extended period of time (long enough that the overall temp of the computer gets below 50°F). Then you need to warm up the computer to at least 50°F before turning it on.
In reality...you may not always need to do this. But this is what Apple recommends.
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