How hot does the macbook pro really get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by glow9, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. glow9 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    Does it get more than uncomfortable on your lap? I hear a lot of mixed reviews on this but how hot does it get?

    and btw what do you guys get for battery life?
  2. mightymike107 macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2006
    Cambridge, MA
    The bottom of the laptop doesn't get very hot (even on a heavy load), warm, but not uncomfortable hot. The top however, especially right above the keyboard does get really hot.

    my initial experience with battery life is about 4 hours.
  3. MacKarl macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    Use SMC fancontrol and CoolBook

    I have no MacBook Pro, but I have a MacBook. I use SMC fan control and CoolBook. With the help of these apps I have no issues with heat anymore.
    By undervolting the CPU you can lower the power dissipation by 1/3. And this will of course give better battery life.
  4. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    On mine, the CPUs get to about 130ºF during light usage.
  5. glow9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2006
    As for heat how does that transfer through for you too hot or what?

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