1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 2, 2011 10:13 AM by BYOH
jojoguitar Level 1 (10 points)
how does MBP cool itself, and I have a clear plastic case to prevent scratches and fear the bottom case, if thats where it cools itself will hamper the cooling
I bought the case at Apple Store and assume it's 'cool' go use it but after reading that one should not place the MBP on cloth or on ones lap.

information that answers these concerns are welcome.

MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • BYOH Level 1 (20 points)
    If it is the Speck case you are referring to I had the same concern in covering the bottom of the case and the manufacturer Speck states that it is not an issue. I have compared the temp readings prior to and after installing my Speck Clear Cover and have not noticed any appreciable increase in temp's.
    As far as cooling copied from this link:http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro/care/
    "Using Your MacBook Pro
    When you’re using your MacBook Pro or charging the battery, it's normal for the bottom of the case to get warm. For prolonged use, place your MacBook Pro on a flat, stable surface. Do not place your MacBook Pro on your lap or other body surface for extended periods of time. Prolonged body contact can cause discomfort and potentially a burn. The bottom of the MacBook Pro case functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat from inside the computer to the cooler air outside. The bottom of the case is raised slightly to allow airflow, which keeps the unit within normal operating temperatures. In addition, warm air is vented from the slots in the back of the case."