Core i7 MacBook Pros Experience Overheating Issues

According to an analysis by PC Authority, the Core i7 MacBook Pro exhibited unusually high temperatures, exceeding 100 degrees Celsius during testing.

The publication had access to a 17-inch MacBook Pro equipped with a Core i7-620M processor for their evaluations.

During their standard benchmarking procedures, they observed lower than expected performance in Photoshop, which led them to suspect thermal issues.

By positioning the laptop on its side, they managed to achieve better results in subsequent tests.

While operating under Windows through Boot Camp, the team conducted a Dwarf Fortress test which saw temperatures rise to 84¬∫C, with the laptop’s underside becoming extremely hot to the touch.


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