My concerns about the high running temp under full dual-core CPU load for the new SR MBPs ( http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3737495 ) appear to be validated. An owner of one of these machines opened it up, and found sloppy thermal paste application throughout the machine: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=4722630#4722630 He removed the old paste, and reapplied some of his own. His idle temps dropped by about 10C, and load temps dropped by about 15C. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1142/544386383_337feecde7_b.jpg (before) http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1281/544280522_aba5a3c267_b.jpg (after) It appears that the rush to assemble and ship SR MBPs has led to poor build quality, which will ultimately affect the reliability and lifetime of the machine you buy from Apple. This is a really old problem, having previously been observed in Apple's notebooks. And supposedly fixed. But, it's back. Quality control in Shanghai needs some work.