Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 4:05 PM (in response to OGELTHORPE)
I do not currently have one - am researching whether or not to buy. Have read tech reviews from some who report the unit getting quite warm after only light activity and some reported it being literally scalding hot.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to jordanf150)
Heat that is generated in a MBP is a function of the activity that is being performed at a given moment. Text editing and light web browsing will result in very modest temperature. Video, Skype and other CPU intensive applications will create a lot of internal heat, at times exceeding 100 c.
Now if the temperature start exceeding previously determined levels, there are sensors that will initiate a shutdown so that a MBP will no commit Hari Kari. One of the reasons that MBPs have a reputation of being 'hot' is the aluminum case. One must understand that it it part of the thermal dissipation scheme which helps in keeping the internal temperatures at reasonable levels. A plastic case would tend to be an insulator thus confining the heat internally and putting more heat stress on the internal components.