Does the MacBook Pro run hotter?
After reading more of those “hot macbook pro” postings I decided to do a little experimenting. I started off by firing up the MacBook Pro and then my Compaq notebook. After letting them run for a few minutes I noticed both the Mac and PC were running at around 100 degrees (f).
In this basic comparison I found that the Mac and PC run equally hot and thus have nothing to worry about.
Note: the fan in the Compaq is louder at the moment, but the Macbook also isn’t silent.
the case on the MacBook Pro makes it hotter to the touch, but I can understand it being a metal casing.
Here is the screengrabs from the Mac and the PC notebooks about 20 minutes after I started them up.
Taken from iStatPro (widget)