2012 MBP heat

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Morrius, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Morrius macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2007
    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?
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    One person reported seeing a difference of 10 degrees C by Reapplying the thermal paste on the rMBP. Thermal paste can be reapplied on any MBP, but the unibody models supposedly require a bit more of a teardown.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Not really. All Mac notebooks can get very hot to the touch under heavy workloads.
  4. Aodhan macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    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.

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