2012 MBP heat

Morrius

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Oct 23, 2007
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One of the main reason I want to switch to a desktop is heat. I'm a gamer, and my left hand rests on the WASD cluster, occasionally reaching up for the function keys. The strip of metal on my 2010 15" MBP between the keyboard and the bezel gets crazy hot, enough to make it very uncomfortable at times. Has this changed at all in the latest MBP?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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The strip of metal on my 2010 15" MBP between the keyboard and the bezel gets crazy hot, enough to make it very uncomfortable at times. Has this changed at all in the latest MBP?
Not really. All Mac notebooks can get very hot to the touch under heavy workloads.
 

Aodhan

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Jun 16, 2012
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My 2012 MBP runs noticeably cooler than my 2009 did. It still gets hot, I mean you wouldn't game with it on your lap, but it's not uncomfortable to use the keyboard for me at least. If you find it too uncomfortable, you could also use it in clamshell mode with an external monitor/keyboard. I do that as well, putting my MBP in a BookArc mount.