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    Jan 11, 2008
    Heat Issues?
    Hi all,

    I am going to be purchasing my first mac (macbook pro I think) in a few days and I wanted to know how do the apple laptops do with heating? I had a HP laptop once and the heat was unbearable after a half hour of basic usage...

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    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Well, it gets warm as any notebook will. You won't want to leave it sitting on your bare legs for an extended period. It does fine for me since I wear jeans all the time. If you get into playing a game, or something else that kicks the video card into high gear, you will want some type of lap stand. I use the iLap. You can get it cheaper from newegg or amazon.
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    nZa's Avatar
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    Oct 16, 2007
    Newport News, VA
    2.8Ghz MBP
    Macbook's and Macbook Pro's are not known for staying cool to the touch.

    I'm not sure how warm your HP got, but I was assume a Macbook would get just as warm, if not warmer.

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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    There are few 'laptops' for sale now.

    Apple only sell 'notebooks' which are not supposed to go on your lap.

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