Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and
• Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer
• If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the
computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid
exposing the computer to excessive heat.
• Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation. Allow
the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect the screen for
condensation before turning on the computer. If the temperature change
is greater than 10° C (18° F), allow the computer to come to room
temperature slowly. If possible, leave the computer for 30 minutes in an
Setting up a home office
If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to
purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC
adapter, you can avoid carrying the extra weight to and from home.
If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you might
also want to add an external keyboard, monitor or mouse.
68 - Traveling with your computer