Having paid around 3000 USD for my nice new 17" SR MBP, I was disheartened to see it running at such high temperatures (peak at 97 degrees Celcius, 'till fans bring it down to around 85). This being the case, I worry that the lifespan of my MBP will be significantly lessened because of the excessive heat. While the machine still works, I feel it is more of a principle---who would knowingly buy a new car that was known to overheat under normal usage? Flawed analogy, perhaps, but it leads me to my question: How do I talk to AppleCare about this? They seem focused only on the fact that the machine still runs. I feel like I'm constantly on the defensive, and that Apple isn't trying to work with me but is rather out to simply prove me wrong. For instance, yesterday on the phone, I was told by an Apple product specialist that the 97 degree reading on the CPU temperature sensor that iStat was gathering was simply "wrong", that it was "impossible" - though I used three different temperature gathering applications, all yielding similar temperatures. I am within the 14 days of being able to return this sucker... why won't AppleCare simply acknowledge that and either exchange or give me a refund? edit: I should mention that I live 7 hours from the nearest Apple Retail store (where I bought the machine) and it is thus impossible for me to return it in store. I bought the machine on vacation, and I really can't afford the time or money to drive back.