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Running with laptop in rucksack... Ever done it?

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Jul 2016
1:27pm, 13 Jul 2016
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Keefy Beefy
My work laptop is a Macbook Air, so pretty small and light. Tempted to run with it in my backpack tonight but not sure it will survive. Anyone tried it?
Jul 2016
1:36pm, 13 Jul 2016
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Binks
Yes. I do it a lot. There was one laptop (a work one) that blew up. The IT desk said that a screw had come loose and shorted the motherboard. They asked me if the laptop had been shaken around much.

Errrrrrrrm, not that I can think of.....
Jul 2016
1:40pm, 13 Jul 2016
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Keefy Beefy
Cheers. I'm thinking it's worth the risk if I have completely squashed in with clothing/towel.
Jul 2016
1:44pm, 13 Jul 2016
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becca7
I ran a half marathon with mine in my backpack once as there was no secure baggage area to leave it. It was fine.
Jul 2016
2:01pm, 13 Jul 2016
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Keefy Beefy
I think the evidence is conclusive :-)
Jul 2016
2:13pm, 13 Jul 2016
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Binks
TBH I probably ran 1000 miles with mine before it blew.

I said to dell I expect their laptops to last at least 2000 miles!
Jul 2016
2:24pm, 13 Jul 2016
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Keefy Beefy
The key will be not letting anyone at work know I'm doing it.

The rate I'm running, it'll take me 3 years to run 1000 miles.

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