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Just got my Mac Book Pro today, really nice, but I wonder why it gets so hot under the book, when I also own a Sony Vaio with Dual Core laptop and it doesn't even heat up which impressed me when I first ran it for several hours, The Mac Book however got very hot within minutes of turning it on ???

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Just got my Mac Book Pro today, really nice, but I wonder why it gets so hot under the book, when I also own a Sony Vaio with Dual Core laptop and it doesn't even heat up which impressed me when I first ran it for several hours, The Mac Book however got very hot within minutes of turning it on ???


This is from the MacBook Pro Manual:

Using Your MacBook Pro
When you’re using your MacBook Pro or charging the battery, it is normal for the
bottom of the case to get warm. For prolonged use, place your MacBook Pro on a flat,
stable surface.
Do not leave the bottom of your MacBook Pro in contact with your lap or any surface
of your body for extended periods. Prolonged contact with your body could cause
discomfort and potentially a burn.
The bottom of the MacBook Pro case functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat
from inside the computer to the cooler air outside. The bottom of the case is raised
slightly to allow airflow that keeps the unit within normal operating temperatures.
In addition, warm air is vented from the slots in the back of the case.

I can't understand why I have a sony vaio laptop running with dual core and to my amasement it remains quite cool, but this macbook pro, well it gets pretty hot, i bet I can iron my shirts with it...

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i bet I can iron my shirts with it...


LOL, how thick is the sony vaio?

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The powerbook is the same way... Apple designs hardware in the powerbooks to use the case as heatsink

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There's a reason why these books are also known as laptop's, but if you put this one on your lap, be ready to go to the nearest burn unit, I mean this thing gets hot enough to turn over and fry a couple of eggs with bacon for your morning commute, Apple gets a straight F on this part of the design and should find a way to remedy this situation. To say the bottom gets WARM and could cause a BURN ??, go fig.....

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maybe it's intended only for airconditioned rooms, lol :D

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Comment for male MBP-users: Keeping hot laptops often on your lap, is bad for ur sperm.

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It's fine as long as you wear thick trousers.

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This comes from apples forum where a user also complains about the heat issue under the MacBook Pro, obviously there is an issue here with this heat.....

Hari TSR


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MacBookPro Hissing sound & toomuch of heat@bottom side
Posted: Mar 18, 2006 9:30 AM Reply Email


Hi,

I recently purchased a MacBookPro laptop(2GHz). I find a hissing sound on the top left side. Also, the laptop is generates much heat on the backside of the laptop(Center-Top) after 30minutes of usage. Anybody getting the same problem? Any solutions?


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Hari

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I wonder if this is an actual problem with the hardware or if it's just a warm running notebook.

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The problem is its hard to call without knowing the exact temp - i mean my macbook does get very hot - but then i know what kind of heat the cpu is going to be generating and understand that the aluminium case is the primary disepater. If your only experience is say a g3 ibook which were fairly cool then it could understandably cause alarm.





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