Apple's New Laptops Not Intended For Use On Laps

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  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    There have been a lot of reports about how hot the bottoms of Apple's new MacBook Pro laptops get, but apparently the high temperature isn't the problem -- rather that the laptops aren't actually supposed to be used on your lap. The computer's manual warns that "prolonged contact with your body could cause discomfort and potentially a burn", saying the machines should instead be used on a desk or flat surface. A computer to be used on a desk -- wouldn't that make it, um, a desktop?


    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20060519/1337223.shtml
    Interesting article
     
  2. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    Yes. This distinction over laptop vs notebook is ludicrous. Its just apple covering their butts over burnt leg lawsuits. Ofcourse its a laptop and should be used on the lap. The whole thing is a farce.
     
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    How long until our laptops are branded with: "Caution: Notebook Hot! Not intended for use on exposed skin.

    Damn that MacDonalds lawsuit and the person who filed it.:rolleyes:
     
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  6. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I dunno man, my Centrino Viao runs pretty damn cool that I can hav it on my lap for long times and it feels just fine. I dont own a MBP or a MB to tell you how much hotter they are verse my vaio but thought it was interesting on what Apple was claiming
     
  7. faintember macrumors 65816

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    ^^^Exactly my point. "Ohhh let me put a scalding hot cup of coffee between my legs and take the top off of it!"

    In the words on the Guinness commercial, "Brilliant!"

    In other news crossing the street without looking both ways can be dangerous to your health, hot chocolate can cause burns, and water can get you wet!:rolleyes:
     

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