I just received my MacBook today and the temperature is ridiculous . This thing could easily burn me if I kept the upper left part on my lap. How the heck can Apple consider this normal operation? My mother's MacBook has absolutely no problems. It gets hot, but not hot enough to be painful. I have used many Apples and none have exhibited heat like this. My friend's iBook gets a bit warm, and my mother's MacBook gets hot, but my computer is at the point where it is painful to touch the outside. My father shouted when he tried to pick it up. I am not sure whether I will exchange it for another, hopefully less painful MacBook, or get a different Apple computer. Other problems that I can live with include the mouse clicking at random times, the computer screen not being flush with the bottom, and the moo's when the hard drive is busy. Quality control has gone way down since I first started using Apples.