Yes, it's normal for Apple notebooks to become hot to the touch under heavy workloads.Damn its hot. This is my first Macbook Pro, are they usually like this? This is with running Ultrafan by the way. It's uncomfortable
I was trying to run the Witcher 1 on Mac OSX ML.
The bottom of your Apple portable may become warm during normal use. If the computer is on your lap and gets uncomfortably warm, remove it from your lap and place it on a stable surface.
Loads of people have touched the inside of a volcano. It just depends how deep down and close to the magma you touch.You touched the inside of a volcano?!?!?!?!?!
mStand rocks. Mine spends all day on one at work and it stays completely comfortable on all surfaces. At home, on a flat surface, it heats up quite quickly.I can attest to that.
I recently bought an mStand from rain design and it noticeably cooled down my macbook pro 2012.
Can you elaborate more about these "how deep down and close you touch" ?Loads of people have touched the inside of a volcano. It just depends how deep down and close to the magma you touch.
Anyway yeah, the RMBP dissipates a lot of its heat through the top edge between the screen and keyboard, and less on the bottom like previous MBPs. I think it's better this way, since air is freely available.
The aluminum heatsink theory was seemingly debunked before. You really should read more of the Anandtech review. In their comparison the rMBP didn't throttle much if at all while under the same load the 2011 MBP saw its performance drop 20% due to throttling. I doubt either can run at full load for hours. With the mbp you can still drain the battery while plugged into the wall. It allows for a smaller charger, but the things Apple doesn't tell you can be irritating.This is the way I see it with hot macbook pro, iMacs etc.
Touching the aluminum and knowing it's hot is a good thing. The aluminum is doing what it was used for. Fantastic heat dissipation. It's a giant heat sink absorbing and releasing that heat. When you compare these computers to PC's with plastic bodies and similar specs I guarantee theres an inferno inside body because plastic doesn't do anything with heat. Anand tech pointed that out in the samsung series 7 review and because of it's plastic underbody the computer throttles pretty badly.
Thx will doI think your post is quite helpful. I do have one suggestion. If you remove the post by The Great HooD at the beginning, it could avoid confusion by some who mistakenly expect to find that post in the body of this thread.
I know and they are very difficult to find discounted, it does work as will a strategically placed USB fan it wont be as elegant nor as portable. The Zefyr is built to a very standard much like a Mac being predominately aluminiumVery sleek product, but retarded expensive.
Vents are in the side towards the front Zefyr blows cold air across the base and sides of the system, elevation increases airflow, higher fan rpm`s draw in a greater volume of air.How would this help on an rMBP where the vents are in the *front*?