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I know it's sumer but this thing gets hot!


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My brand new mbp seems to get really hot. How do I know how hot is just normal hot? I mean it gets really hot on the left side especially ... so if i am working my left thigh and left wrist gets a bit uncomfortable because of the heat ... Any responses?
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You note that your left thigh gets hot - are you using this on your lap? If so, try to avoid doing so. You want to keep your MBP on a well ventilated, flat and hard surface so air can be circulated in and out.

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Well, they do run hot, always, especially if you are doing lots of work.
Download temperature monitor to check it, but over 100 degrees processor heat is not uncommon.

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Thank you for your replies Kevriano and van smith. I have made a nice plywood palette to use in future. I made it shaped to allow for use of a mouse. I wonder if I should raise the four corners a little to allow more air underneath? I think I will probably do that. I am surprised that the casing of the mbp is completely sealed underneath - unlike my previous hp laptop that had air vents at the bottom. Anyway, thanks again.
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Would help if you told us how hot. iStat and similar will give you the temperatures.

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I know it's sumer but this thing gets hot!"
It's only Summer where you live (which we don't know where that is since you didn't say). On the "top-half" of the world...soon it will officially be Winter.

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