My MacBook Pro gets so hot on the back. Normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by urbancowboy35, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. urbancowboy35 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    Hi everybody,
    my MacBook Pro 15'' 2GHz Intel Core Duo is getting really hot after about 30 minutes of usage. Is this normal?
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    One of the reasons why Apple no longer calls their laptops "laptops" but "notebooks" is that they simply run too hot to keep them on ones lap comfortably. (really!)

    Now, I'd say, as long as it doesn't act up weird and you can put your hand below it without the heat hurting you, it's perfectly normal.
  3. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2009
    How hot is sooooo hot. Use the istat widget and let us know the temperature. Then we can tell you if its unusual.
  4. LisaDD macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2009
    Hot Hot Hot

    I just installed iStat. Under temps...which area am I checking to see if the bottom is the right temp. And what is the "right" or "exceptable" temp?
  5. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2009
    Sounds normal. I'm always surprised how hot my Mac laptops get the first few weeks.

    They make a roll-up pad that stores in your laptop case which absorbs heat, cools the laptop--and keeps your legs from turning bright red, especially if you're wearing shorts.

    Then, of course, there's always table tops.

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