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I have "heard" that the Apple laptop is thrown out of whack when travelling if it is jiggled, jarred or uneven? Is this true Apple users?

asked on June 20, 2012

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No. I guess if it is suspended to ram (i.e., you close the lid without shutting it down) it is possible to affect the ram and hence data one way or another but that would be very hard to do without help of electromagnetic waves or real physical damage to the ram modules or motherboard.
Short answer, no. You'll be h… see more
No. I guess if it is suspended to ram (i.e., you close the lid without shutting it down) it is possible to affect the ram and hence data one way or another but that would be very hard to do without help of electromagnetic waves or real physical damage to the ram modules or motherboard.
Short answer, no. You'll be happy you switched to a mac if you're a current windows user. see less
No. I guess if it is suspended to ram (i.e., you close the lid without shutting it down) it is possible to affect the ram and hence data one way or another but that would be very hard to do without help of electromagnetic waves or real physical damage to the ram modules or motherboard.
Short answer, no. You'll be happy you switched to a mac if you're a current windows user.

VB answered on June 20, 2012
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I took my Macbook Pro 13 inch to Germany for 3 weeks and it bounced around in my suitcase and backpack and never a problem.
Steven Wojtak answered on September 29, 2013
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I bought used an older 15" pre-unibody Macbook Pro several years ago. I keep it in a padded case, but I toss it in and out of the backseat of my car every day going to and from work. The only problem I've had was with the graphics chipset - a known problem - that went fritz when I tried to cool the silly thing with a… see more I bought used an older 15" pre-unibody Macbook Pro several years ago. I keep it in a padded case, but I toss it in and out of the backseat of my car every day going to and from work. The only problem I've had was with the graphics chipset - a known problem - that went fritz when I tried to cool the silly thing with an ice pack while playing videos. (I bought a used board and replaced it myself for about $200 and it's fine now, over 2 years going.) But as far as vibrations, etc, - no problem, and my MBP still zips along like new, whether I'm at my desk or sideways on the couch, etc. I always just shut the lid when I'm done working, without bothering to go through any shutdown rituals, and I've never experienced the freeze spoken of by others. In the spirit of full disclosure, I suppose I am a "fan" too, as I recommend switching to anyone who complains about their Windows system. Does that make me biased and therefore unreliable? Nonsense. I don't sell Macs, I use one, and I use other Windows systems (I own a professional business with a Windows-dependent office staff!) Biased because I know first hand the difference, but reliable because it doesn't matter a hoot to me whether you buy one or not! Oh, I have taken my Mac outside to film with the onboard camera, carrying it around the yard after a snowstorm, with no problems. But I can't imagine how one might normally use a laptop while on a hike, so....? I've never dropped my MBP, but I know it has some sort of sensor that knows if you do, and somehow protects the hard drive in such instances, so maybe that sensor is activated by rough handling and causes the freeze people speak of, but I've not seen it. So my unmitigated advice for anyone who has ever felt burning frustration with Windows regarding... updates, shutdowns, viruses, blue screens of death, etc, - is to get a Mac. I Love mine, and the only thing keeping me from switching my office over is the RIDICULOUS fact that not all programs have Mac versions! Also watch out for printers - not all of them will work with a Mac. But I've never wanted to throw my Mac out the window, and I've never used a Windows system that I didn't want to throw sooner or later. Cheers! see less I bought used an older 15" pre-unibody Macbook Pro several years ago. I keep it in a padded case, but I toss it in and out of the backseat of my car every day going to and from work. The only problem I've had was with the graphics chipset - a known problem - that went fritz when I tried to cool the silly thing with an ice pack while playing videos. (I bought a used board and replaced it myself for about $200 and it's fine now, over 2 years going.) But as far as vibrations, etc, - no problem, and my MBP still zips along like new, whether I'm at my desk or sideways on the couch, etc. I always just shut the lid when I'm done working, without bothering to go through any shutdown rituals, and I've never experienced the freeze spoken of by others. In the spirit of full disclosure, I suppose I am a "fan" too, as I recommend switching to anyone who complains about their Windows system. Does that make me biased and therefore unreliable? Nonsense. I don't sell Macs, I use one, and I use other Windows systems (I own a professional business with a Windows-dependent office staff!) Biased because I know first hand the difference, but reliable because it doesn't matter a hoot to me whether you buy one or not! Oh, I have taken my Mac outside to film with the onboard camera, carrying it around the yard after a snowstorm, with no problems. But I can't imagine how one might normally use a laptop while on a hike, so....? I've never dropped my MBP, but I know it has some sort of sensor that knows if you do, and somehow protects the hard drive in such instances, so maybe that sensor is activated by rough handling and causes the freeze people speak of, but I've not seen it. So my unmitigated advice for anyone who has ever felt burning frustration with Windows regarding... updates, shutdowns, viruses, blue screens of death, etc, - is to get a Mac. I Love mine, and the only thing keeping me from switching my office over is the RIDICULOUS fact that not all programs have Mac versions! Also watch out for printers - not all of them will work with a Mac. But I've never wanted to throw my Mac out the window, and I've never used a Windows system that I didn't want to throw sooner or later. Cheers!
L. J. answered on March 6, 2013
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While walking down some steps from my basement with a 2010 Macbook in hand, the hard-drive jiggled and froze the system. It has done this quite a few times, unlike my Lenovo and older laptops. So, honestly, I would not recommend using one in your car going up tough terrain or on a hike of some kind.
Don't believe VB, … see more
While walking down some steps from my basement with a 2010 Macbook in hand, the hard-drive jiggled and froze the system. It has done this quite a few times, unlike my Lenovo and older laptops. So, honestly, I would not recommend using one in your car going up tough terrain or on a hike of some kind.
Don't believe VB, simply because of his biased last sentence.
Bring on the fanboism. see less
While walking down some steps from my basement with a 2010 Macbook in hand, the hard-drive jiggled and froze the system. It has done this quite a few times, unlike my Lenovo and older laptops. So, honestly, I would not recommend using one in your car going up tough terrain or on a hike of some kind.
Don't believe VB, simply because of his biased last sentence.
Bring on the fanboism.

Christopher R. Jenkins answered on July 31, 2012
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