MacBook vents

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  1. Spies macrumors regular

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    Can anyone tell me if there are any vents on the underside of the laptop or just on the sides?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    There are no vents on the bottom of the MacBook.

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  3. Spies thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it's perfectly fine to use on a bed so long as the rear (and side?) vents are not obstructed?
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes and no. While there aren't any vents, the machine still vents heat through the case. It's always best to have space for air to get underneath the computer. But the heat-transfer capabilities of the plastic iBook/MacBook shells are much less than those of the PowerBook/MacBook Pro, so it's probably not that big of a deal.

    When I use my PowerBook on a soft surface, the fans come on fairly quickly, so I do try to give it space to breathe. You'll probably be okay using it on a bed, but let it breathe as much as possible.
     
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