I have a 13-inch MBP from 2010, and I have wanted for some time out of curiosity to measure the surface temperature of it. I've sent it in for two repairs to Apple, and each time while they have fixed other problems it's had, I've asked them to look at the heat issue, but they never comment on it. I can tell from using iStat Pro that the internal temperature of the CPU gets as high as 218 F, which I guess is in the normal operating range, although it's awfully strange to think that the processor is hotter than boiling temperature. Apple ran through a "safety script" (have you seen sparks, smelled smoke, etc) with me and even after I told them I had burned my leg on it before (which I actually had), they didn't seem to care. I know that both the computer and power adapter are abnormally hot. Apple asked me if I felt I was in danger and I said no, but it's not the type of thing you would let a child use, because you would burn yourself if you held it for more than half a minute or so. I actually keep the computer on a block of granite, which I have found is the best way to absorb the heat, but when I take it off, the granite is even hot to the touch. Anyhow, I'm in a stalemate with Apple, and I would like to test the heat myself. I've read about IR thermometers but it mentions that they need to be calibrated to the surface you're using (something about emissivity). Does anyone know about this type of technology and what you would calibrate it to for the surface of a MacBook Pro? Are there other, better ways of measuring the temperature than IR thermometers? Thanks very much!