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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: rxcfc on Sep 09, '08 09:08:06AM

Be careful in comparing a new MacBook to a G3. The hardware design is significantly different and just because you had a problem with your G3 doesn't mean that the same problems exist for a MacBook. Also, given the fact that the laptop is turned on the side, the heat will rise up, being less likely to get trapped under the screen.



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Switch MacBook power on/off with its lid closed
Authored by: knagurski on Sep 15, '08 07:59:10AM

My current machine is actually a MacBook Pro and it definitely does still dissipate heat through the keyboard (as well as the bottom and vents on the sides and back), though having the machine propped up should let it go through the back a little bit more and reduce the heat on the screen.

All I'm saying is that although you can safely run the machine closed, I wouldn't for prolonged periods of time. If you just use the machine as a desktop with an external monitor, an iMac is cheaper, more powerful and purpose built.

Still, you couldn't prise my MBP out of my cold dead hands!



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