Apple MacBooks too hot to handle
Since their launch in February, Apple's new Intel-based MacBook Pro laptops have been hot. Literally. On Apple forums, users have complained that the machines sometimes get too hot to hold. Apple, which is busy pushing out a consumer version of the laptops -- and still tiptoeing around a pesky battery problem -- had not officially acknowledged the temperature problem. That is, until yesterday, when Information Week reported that Cupertino had quietly released a "firmware" update for its Intel-powered systems that increases the use of the machines' fans. The consensus on Digg.com seems to be that the fix removes the symptom, but may not cure the underlying problem of heat. "Ahhh, the gamble of buying first-generation hardware," writes one reflective user.
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