Bottom of MacBook Pro really hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HuggyLowDown, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    HuggyLowDown

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    I just bought my 13" MBP over the weekend and noticed that it really gets hot on the bottom. Is this normal? Anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks in advance.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    GoCubsGo

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    Which threads?
     
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    upinflames900

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    normal... hundreds of hours of lap-time told me that..
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Yes, very normal.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    From what I heard, macbook pro are considerably more hotter than any laptop/computer because of the aluminum unibody. Aluminum basically is a heat conductor.
     
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    wirelessmacuser

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    Unfortunately Apple places style over functionality.

    As much as I enjoy the various MacBook Pros I own, they run at substantially higher temps than the identically configured ThinkPads I use.

    Apples choice of a fully enclosed aluminum housing for the MBP lineup, at less than an inch deep, put them behind the curve when it comes to thermal management. If one is looking for a laptop than will run fast & cool under full load, the MBP is going to disappoint.
     
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