Originally Posted by Andy
To whom is it an issue? I have an old tibook that gets so hot after its been running for awhile that certain parts of the case are almost impossible to touch for any length of time. Big woop, it still runs as good today as it did the day I bought it.
I'm one of those people that is sick of the macmacs. Usually I deal with them the same way I deal with the mac bashers, I ignore them. The orignal post in this case though was one of those if Apple would only ______ I'd buy one posts and I can't ignore those. This time though it's even worse because now jjfcpa claims he's performing a public service because he touched laptops in two Apple stores.
If he wants an Apple laptop my guess is he'll get one. If he doesn't based solely on this encouter with an admittedly pompous egomaniacal blowhard then the idiot can only be found by looking in the mirror.
I'm a computer professional; although I consider all computer users professionals to some degree.
I can assure you, if I wouldn't have read reviews regarding the heat of the MB and MBP (see www.notebookreview.com
for some reviews on the MBP and you'll see what I mean), I wouldn't have wandered into the Apple stores to see for myself if this was just someone's complaint or a real issue. I've also listened to some podcasts (www.twit.com
- this week in tech) where the heat issue was discussed at some length. They even performed an experiment where they removed the thermo paste from a MB and reapplied it more evenly and found that the heat was reduced by a pretty significant margin.
I use my laptop on the road and at home - typically on my lap, so the heat the laptop generates on the bottom side is a huge concern to me. Not sure if there is anyone else as concerned about it as me, but I wanted to share my findings for those that feel the same way I do about the heat generated by their laptop. I thought that was the purpose of a forum - to share information.
Obviously, you'd rather make accusations about the character of those who want to be open and share information on this forum rather than make worthwhile contributions to the discussion. One only needs to review the posts in this forum regarding the heat generated by the MB and 15" MBP to know that this is not Mac bashing. As far as I was concerned, I didn't take their word for it, I observed it myself, and then I made my post based on my observations.
As a computer professional, I would not recommend the MB or 15" MBP to anyone until Apple fixes the heat issue anymore than I would recommend the ACER 8204 until Acer fixes the LCD brightness.