I was a Windows user for many years, until i saw the light in 2009. So Ive seen notebooks get really hot many times, but was never comfortable with it. In (i think late 09 possibly early 10) I got my first MBP, it was I believe a mid 2009 (the generation directly before the gen which the i5 i7 processors came out) This heat this machine produced never seemed to get past just warm...... I just recently got a 15" MBP i5 mid 2010 model..... This one seems to get real hot at times, like touching it and being like "damn that is hot!" Reminiscent of the heat a cheap windows book would produce left sitting and working on an app or two. Is this normal? It doesnt happen all the time, happens with im running several apps all doing something. I just do not recall the older one getting anywhere near the heat this one puts off, coupled with the fact this one is a newer model, this has me wondering of a possible hardware issue. I was thinking (possibly naively thinking) that macs didnt get hot.... Any seasoned mac users can share some insight, I would appreciate it, thanks!