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    Computer.Geek's Avatar
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    Oct 25, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    13.3" 2.26 GHz MBP, 2GB RAM, 640GB HD
    Smile Will the MacBook heat affect overall longevity?
    I was checking out the macbook @ futureshop (in canada) and have to admit it is a beautiful machine as most people will attest to. I definitely enjoyed the additional room on the keyboard and the bigger widescreen compared to my ibook g4. The glossy screen is nice and vibrant but I do prefer the matte screen b/c of no reflection. That being said after looking @ the macbook screen and going to the 17 and 20 inch imacs, the macbook screen did seem brighter and sharper! I did not notice any heat when typing but when I did flip it over I noticed the corner of the computer was really hot compared to how hot my ibook gets. I am considering upgrading my laptop and was wondering if this type of heat will affect the internal components and the casing in the long run. I am assuming the heat can't be really reduced b/c of the new powerful processors and the thin design but I will definitely agree that the machine was pretty hot.


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    D3v1L80Y's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2004
    No, it won't.
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    Oct 19, 2005
    Beating a dead horse...They don't get that hot, and no, they won't retire early because of the heat. It shouldn't be a concern.

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    Jun 29, 2006
    Southampton, UK
    MacBook(W) 2Gb, 2Ghz & Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, Now my Apple glows colours, Red Apple and Green Leaf.
    Also get the latest SMC update and the heat issue has been addressed.
    On a crusade to get all household electricals in Apple white!

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