How to Properly Carry a MacBook? – Questions you were embarrassed to ask

How to Properly Carry a MacBook? Every time someone stutters advantages of a macbook on other laptops, people talk about its portability. Well, there is nothing to discuss here. Apple laptops are very light and you can really take them anywhere with you. For example, throw away a backpack, briefcase, bag. Why, a lot of people carry MacBooks to ordinary buyers and don’t know the heartbreak.

At the same time, people often wonder: how to properly carry a laptop in a bag or which side is better to put a MacBook in a backpack. We have considered this issue in detail and are ready to share with you both the general rules for transporting laptops and our personal experience, which we have more than enough.

We tell you how to properly transport Mac laptops.

How to carry a laptop in a bag?

With the purchase of a MacBook, a simple and very difficult question immediately arose in my mind – how to carry a macbook in a bag. Yes, most backpacks and briefcases have a special compartment, but that’s unclear which side to put the laptop in the bag.

If you carry a laptop in a backpack, then it is better to put it with the screen facing inwards. It would be ideal to throw something soft like a sweater or a t-shirt in the main compartment so that the MacBook is not damaged by a glass bottle, power bank or something else. Thus, if the backpack falls on its back, the matrix will remain intact.

Most backpacks are suitable for laptops.

Of course, it’s best to stand your MacBook upright, but if you prefer carry a laptop in a bag or briefcase, it’s best placed so that the underside of the MacBook (where you put your hands when typing) is at the bottom of the bag. Otherwise, if the case falls “vertically”, you risk damaging your Mac’s display cable.

Where to put a laptop if there is no bag

Personally, I hate laptop bags. First, most of them look very cheap and clunky, and second, every time carrying around with a separate bandura for a laptop is such an idea. In this case, it is better to buy a special cover for the MacBook and not experience grief. I bought myself this one. About six months have passed since then, and he is more than satisfied with me.

Such a case can easily be put in a bag or backpack (even in a bag it fits in the laptop compartment), and it is also no problem to carry it separately from the bag. I threw it in the car and drove off. And when leaving, you can take your armpit and go up to the desk, it looks very compact.

The original MacBook case is good, but very expensive.

No, of course Apple sells original cases for the MacBook, but they cost around 20,000, which I think is a rip off. If there are any of our readers who use the original box, unsubscribe in the comments and write where you get so much money from.

How to transport a laptop in the cold?

Moreover, for most owners of MacBooks in Russia, the question has been tormenting for more than half a year – how to carry a laptop in cold weather. I have already written about my deplorable experience in a separate article. Well, imagine, I went to work at Starbucks, I come, and the laptop is covered in water – dew is to blame for everything.

It’s definitely not worth taking the MacBook out in the cold.

Don’t repeat my mistakes and follow these simple rules:

  • Use your Mac in locations where the ambient temperature is between 10°C and 35°C.
  • Do not leave your MacBook in a car, the temperature inside a parked car may be outside the specified limits.
  • Relative humidity during laptop use should be between 0 and 95% (non-condensing).
  • The MacBook store can be between -20 and +45 degrees Celsius.
  • When the cold weather returns, do not turn on the laptop for 10-15 minutes, give it time to warm up.

How to Transport a MacBook on a Plane?

The number one question most MacBook owners worry about is how to carry a laptop on a plane. Personally, I never worried about it and I always put my laptop in my hand luggage and passed all the checks and screenings without any problem. After understanding the problem, I realized that this mode of transport is the most preferable.

Carrying a laptop on a plane is easy, you just need to follow a few rules.

How to carry a laptop in hand luggage

Of course, it’s best to familiarize yourself with all the rules for carrying a laptop on the airline’s website, but most of them have similar rules:

  • As a general rule, the weight of the laptop is included in the total weight of hand luggage (check with your airline).
  • You can use your laptop on an airplane, but before you do, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • You cannot charge your laptop in flight.
  • You can use headphones during the flight, but it’s not recommended (you can skip an important announcement).
  • Wireless headphones cannot be connected to a laptop during flight.
  • The laptop must be placed either under the passenger seat or in the front seat pocket (do not put the laptop on the luggage rack, as it may fall).
  • The laptop must be turned off during takeoff and landing, as it interferes with the aircraft’s navigation instruments.

A lot of people work on a MacBook on an airplane.

It is clear that all rules may vary depending on the airline and the specific situation. Most airlines reserve the right to prohibit laptop use on an individual basis. Keep that in mind.

How to Carry a Laptop in Luggage?

Put a laptop in the luggage I strongly advise against. First, if the laptop in the luggage breaks, there may be big problems with the clearing of funds. Ural Airlines, for example, on its website indicates that baggage compensation is calculated at a rate of 600 rubles per 1 kg. Utair has generally introduced separate rates for carrying a laptop in baggage. So think ten times before putting your laptop in your luggage.

If you still decide on this adventure, check if your airline allows it. Be sure to pack your MacBook before flying. In the best way carry laptop in luggage will put it in a special bag and put it in the middle of the suitcase, layering it with various things so that it does not get hurt during the flight.

It is possible to carry a MacBook in the luggage, but I do not recommend it.

It often happens that a laptop bag is very bulky and wastes valuable space in a suitcase. In this case, I bought myself this machine. Essentially this small macbook casewhich does not take up much space and is convenient to carry.

How do you ship your Macbook? Do you use laptop bags or do you also think they are too big and uncomfortable? Give your opinion in our Telegram chat, it will be interesting to read.