You are not the only one who has been burned by an Apple laptop. When you think of the word Laptop and Apple take that with a gain of salt. Their computers can heat up rapidly even if your not playing a game or viewing Flash movies. Some of the MacBook Pro models can become very uncomfortable with even general web sufing and shorlty their after it's very possible to experience a heat burn. While I love Apple equiment it's best not to use their laptops as a laptop. Part of the problem with thier laptops "inovative design" is that they do not have a powerfull enough fan(s) and that they use the case as a heat sync. Also unlike many PC laptops that vent to the side or back you will find that Apple's vents directly into your lap. If you must (or want) to use your laptop in your lap then consider a Laptop Cooling Pad as it will reduce the tempature of the laptop and provide a safe buffer between yourself and the comptuer.