The problem with at warm or hot MacBook often occur because you use your MacBook on an uneven or soft surface. You might think, “what would be the problem with that?” But in this Apple Support article Apple explain the problem and why you should use a stand or another hard and plane surface when working on on a MacBook!
Using Your MacBook
When you’re using your MacBook or charging the battery, it’s normal for the bottom of the case to get warm. For prolonged use, place your MacBook on a flat, stable surface. Do not place your MacBook on your lap or other body surface for extended periods of time. Prolonged body contact can cause discomfort and potentially a burn. The bottom of the MacBook case functions as a cooling surface that transfers heat from inside the computer to the cooler air outside. The bottom of the case is raised slightly to allow airflow, which keeps the unit within normal operating temperatures. In addition, warm air is vented from the slots in the back of the case.
I have often used my Macbook for long periods of time in the lap editing image and I can assure you the MacBook got extremely hot. Well it’s really no surprise when the MacBook cannot get rid of the heat and it then accumulate. I will loose concentration when my laptop is hot and noisy, but more seriously I could get toasted! There are regularly report about the toasted skin syndrome. Not doubt that this is not healthy and can be painful as well, but simple solution to avoid this is to use a MacBook stand.
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