Hi everyone. I've seen some previous heat-related threads on this forums, but they don't seem to answer the question I'm concerned about. I've just bought a brand new MBP 2011, the 17" model. I've noticed it gets too hot to handle even doing basic work. As others have pointed out the hottest areas are the left side and especially the top near the vent. I was listening to itunes with the screen off for 45 minutes, and the temperature of the chassis according to iStat Pro is around 40 degrees celsius. The room temperature is approximate 25 degrees celsius. I understand the MBP can get quite hot when under heavy load, and it makes perfect sense with the aluminum unibody, I am just surprised that it gets that hot with very little load on the system. Is this an issue, or is this normal operation? Also, does anyone know the upper limits the chassis can handle as far as temperature goes? Thanks.