How To Use Your MacBook Pro as A Heater

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rmbrown09, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. rmbrown09 macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    So right now it's 78 degrees out, sunny, and that is great news.

    Thing is, where I am sitting inside, has air conditioning, and that is great news. Problem is I sit in a place where the AC apparently like to go bizerk and turn this room into antartica. Can't turn it down, because everyone else's office is perfect, and only my desk is like this.

    It's cold, like really cold in here, probably 63 but with cool AC blowing all the time and you are just sitting here. I actually have goose bumps and even shivered a couple times. (I am dressed like it's 78 out)

    So.... with no other option, i decided to make my MacBook Pro a heater.

    Step 1. Fire up Steam
    Step 2. Launch any game, in my case CSS
    Step 3. Feel the roast, and heat wafts off your notebook, warming your hands and arms.
    My notebooks still runs very very fast with the game minimized, but still pumps out the heat. Great!
     
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  3. mulo macrumors 68020

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    indeed :D
     
  4. Syonidism macrumors regular

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    im the same in my office.

    I work with 2 laptops and i use the other laptops heating fan also. such a great feeling.

    DUDE WE ARE LIKE SUCH GREAT GUYS SINCE WE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT OUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES AND LIKE WE DONT SHUT DOWN THE AC SINCE THEYLL BE SAD AND STUFF SO WE SACRIFICE OURSELVES.

    i deserve heaven or something.
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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  6. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    Try covering your vents in your office with a towel, or simply closing them.
     
  7. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    They come out of the ceiling, and there is no closing them..
     
  8. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    In the winter I save $$ for heating by using my MBP.

    It's great :D it warms up the entire house.
     
  9. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    chuckle, chuckle. Stay cool, err, warm bro.;)
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    ...And you have a device thats hot enough to heat the whole house on your lap :eek:
     
  11. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Truley magical.

    No more children. :p
     
  12. rmbrown09 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rmbrown09

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    What do hotubs and MacBooks Pros have in common?
     
  13. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

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    Doing this AS WE SPEAK. It's 60 degrees in Texas in August. WTF?
     
  14. rquick macrumors regular

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    Just run Win7 in bootcamp. Same effect. Toasty. It's the discrete graphics card. Amazing how hot it runs.
     
  15. bodgerx macrumors newbie

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    Only in America would someone be trying to heat an air-conditoned room! If it's 78F outside and you are next to a window, you could always open it...

    Although that would make the air-con work harder - so I guess you are stuck. You could always bring a pull-over to work...

    Here in the Uk we have many days during the summer where you get a cold damp day. Because they shut the central heating down, where I work, between May and Sept, it gets pretty cold. My boss' response to the complaints? 'Wear a pull over".
     

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