MacBook Pro TB warm?

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  1. dyzfnctional macrumors regular

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    I have the 13" MBP TB and noticed that it gets pretty warm when in use and if I don't power down and just close the lid its warm too? Any of you experiencing the same?
     
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    I recommend you use an app called iStat Menus. That way you have specific temperatures to discuss, what you consider warm, others may not. Its a bit subjective.
     
  3. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know how familiar you are with macbooks, but my macbook is constantly at 60C . You can warm yourself with it, its just how they are.
     
  4. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Being aluminium and disipitating heat to the chassis is part of the design , they all get warm
     
  5. dyn macrumors 68030

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    This is indeed common. I've seen this happen with all the models I've gotten my hands on. They don't get as hot as the last PowerPC models did (that was almost hot enough to fry an egg on).
     
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    I noticed after yesterday's 10.12.2 update that my MacBook was warm after sleeping overnight. That's quite unusual because it means that it was actually on while the lid was closed.

    Wondering if anyone else noticed this?
     
  7. dyzfnctional thread starter macrumors regular

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    Same with mine... so I've been shutting down everyday
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Apple never made a PowerPC laptop.
     
  9. chabig, Dec 15, 2016
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    Maybe not on your planet. But here on Earth they made 38 models of PowerPC notebook computers over a multi-year period from 1997-2006. They had names like iBook, PowerBook, PowerBook G3, and PowerBook G4.
     
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    What would you call those G4 laptops that I have sitting here? I believe that a G4 is a PowerPC processor, IIRC.
     
  11. xraydoc, Dec 15, 2016
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    Those were Motorola G3 and G4 based, not IBM PowerPC based. But they did have "Power" in the machine name. Perhaps you're confused.

    Edit: Mea Cupla. I'm thinking PowerPC 970 (aka G5) when I think of "PowerPC". Forgot that the AIM processors were also technically PowerPC-branded (aka 601). Apple never made a G5 laptop is what I was thinking.
     
  12. chabig macrumors 68040

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    G3 and G4 were PowerPC processors.
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    Yes. The fabled G5 was what was promised, but never delivered, and I believe Steve cited that as a reason for the switch to intel.
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    That and the water-cooling some of the G5s used!
     
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