Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 22:38 UTC, submitted by The Baron
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Due to the recent media hype surrounding the new MacBooks and the lack of actual experimentation, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Since I work in the IT department of a factory that uses all Dell computers, I was able to borrow a brand new Dell Latitude D620 for a few hours. Also readily available to me was an Oakton InfraPro infrared thermometer and my very own MacBook. There has been a significant negative response to the amount of heat emitted from the MacBooks. Since I own a MacBook, why not put it to the test!"
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by lfeagan on Thu 20th Jul 2006 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE: 1 Question, 1 comment"
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Oh, indeed I have seen a laptop hit 85C. It was finals week and I was working on a project. I was doing some heavy compilation and so I set my laptop to disable CPU throttling. I accidentally failed to suspend my laptop before placing it inside of my fitted neoprene case (with a flap to seal it well). I then went to dinner with the person I was working on the project with. After 1 hour with virtually no possible way to release much heat (as neoprene is an awful absorber/transmitter of heat) I pulled out the notebook and saw the temperature at 85C! The keyboard was almost too hot to even touch quickly. I think the conclusion of this sad tale is obvious--the logic board had to be replaced. The system was totally flaky after that experience but has been rock solid ever since having the solid board replaced.

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