- Mar 24, 2006
I've had a Macbook Air previously so unsure. My new rMBP is running around 53 C with normal web surfing on my lap. It does feel a little warm to touch. Is this normal?
That's what mine seems to be running at. A little warm to touch but not burning hands hot. Think I must be used to the air. I think it warmed up because I was installing software updates etc (got up to 80 and above)Mine's the 2.6/16/1TB/750M model and runs about 50-55ºC when doing normal stuff
Hmm I do like lying in bed with it sometimes though. Is there something I could put underneath it perhaps?If its sitting on the bed, the cloth or blanket is an insulator, so the heat does not get extracted like on your lap or on the desk. The heat builds up within the laptop. It is recommended that you never use it laying on a bed or pillow as it can get quite hot.