Ok... this might sound strange but bear with me. I want to deliberately try and heat up a MBP at my local apple store as much as possible. Here's why: My major at school requires windows only software so I was forced to buy a non-apple notebook. Obviously it doesnt run OS X and Im sick of windows, so Im (hopefully) going to upgrade to a MBP this summer now that I can dual boot. My only concern is heat. Currently I have an Asus laptop. Its similar to the MBP in that it is as powerful as most of the desktop replacement laptops while being significantly thinner. Mine is less then an inch thick and weighs a little under 5 pounds. They seem to have managed to save weight by using extensive amounts of carbon fiber throughout the case. It also has the fastest centrino that was available at the time (I think 2 ghz). Thinness, combined with Carbon Fiber not absorbing much heat, and a fairly powerful processor mean that this laptop gets hot. Really really hot, and I dont think Im exaggerating (but I'm not sure... that's why I'm asking). As Im typing this its at 66 C. It usually idles around 62, and when actually working peaks at around 80. Thats hot enough that it becomes uncomfortable to leave your hands on it to type, and my finger actually starts to hurt when using the track pad for extended amounts of time. The fan runs constantly. Ive heard that the MBP runs hot also. Is it anywhere near as my current computer? I went to the apple store today and they seemed relatively cool. They werent doing too much though, so I want to try and get them to heat up. How should I do this? They dont seem to have any really processor intensive apps (like photoshop) installed. What should I do?