MacBook Unibody casing and heat questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iamrawr, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. iamrawr macrumors 6502

    iamrawr

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    Hey guys. I'm in the market to buy my first MacBook pro 15" pretty soon and I want to get a case for it. Since the aluminum helps absorb heat from the internals, will a full coverage case cause it to heat up faster and ultimately overheat the laptop? Thanks.

    Also has anyone ever had the X Gear Shadow carbon fiber case? Can you give me a quick review?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    It will likely cause more heat but unlikely that it would overheat as some of the heat dissipates through the keyboard etc. Download iStat to see your temps
     
  3. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    As long as the vents are not blocked, you are fine. The vents are located between the screen hinge the computer base.
     

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