does the 13 MBA get hot in Lap??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ottos, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. ottos macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2010
    Does the 13 air get hot in lap, I like to lay down and browse and I watch
    a lot of Netflix , I been looking at the 13 MBP for some time then the
    new air came out that got me thinking? I don't rent DVDs much anymore
    so the lighter 13air really is starting to make a lot of sense.
  2. Westyfield2 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Bath, UK.
    Compared with my 15" MBP when using in Lap my MBA is cold as a cold thing! :)
  3. Appleind macrumors regular


    Nov 12, 2010
    Used my 11" MBA to drain the battery to calibrate it properly. It kept its cool until it drained out
  4. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    Not mine. Cool
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    Mine gets slightly warm toward the back (by slightly I mean about 5-7 degrees higher than when it's off) after I've been using it for a while. My 13" MBP was a hand-warmer, so this is pretty good.
  6. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    I've had my 13 inch MBA for a little over two weeks and it has yet to get uncomfortably warm. According to iStat, its warmest component is the CPU at 42C. That is far, far cooler than any of my MBP's components have ever been.

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