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Brilliant way to ruin your laptop
Authored by: PapaJosh on Feb 21, '03 12:11:53PM

If this is truly a problem, then what about all those times that I run my PB closed while connected to an external monitor? The same amount of heat is produced, and if the processor overheats in this state (an Apple approved operating state), then I'd say there's a serious design flaw.

Besides, more heat is dissipated through the heatpipe/fan combination than through direct readiation from the keyboard. If anything, the keyboard actually acts as an insulator for the heat.

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Brilliant way to ruin your laptop
Authored by: Jay on Feb 21, '03 12:27:24PM
You're right, operating with the lid closed is an Apple approved state.

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Brilliant way to ruin your laptop
Authored by: Mikey-San on Feb 21, '03 01:29:39PM

Yeah, but check this one out regarding iBooks:

That having been said, a few ponderances:

The PBG4 generates more heat than the iBook, so shouldn't this also apply to the Ti?

Counter-argument: The iBook has less non-keyboard venting and is encased in heavy plastic instead of thin, heat-conducting/sinking metal. Also, it's MUCH tighter inside the iBook than the Ti, resulting in better airflow inside the Ti.

It seems that Apple hasn't been really, really sparkling clear on this subject. I'd like to see a KBase article that just comes out and says when it's safe and when it isn't. Or whatever.

I'm sleepy, at work, and bored. Two cents. :-)


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