First Look: MacBook Core 2 Duo temperature tests (Celsius)

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MacBook Core 2 Duo Temperatures (Celsius)

Model Room Temperature External Temperature Near Battery External Temperature Above Keyboard Internal temperature
13-inch MacBook Core 2 Duo/1.83GHz 23.2° 34.7° 37.8° 72.8°
13-inch MacBook Core 2 Duo/2GHz (white) 23.2° 35.2° 38.6° 75°
13-inch MacBook Core 2 Duo/2GHz (black) 22.8° 35.0° 38.2° 75°
13-inch MacBook Core Duo/2GHz (black) 23.5° 38.8° 40.6° 75°
15-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.16GHz 23.1° 43.2° 43.5° 78.9°
15-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo/2.33GHz 23.1° 46.7° 47.2° 78.9°
15-inch MacBook Pro Core Duo/2GHz 23.6° 46.3° 47.4° 80°
15-inch PowerBook G4/1.67GHz 23.4° 44.6° 44.7° N/A
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Reference systems in italics .

All results are in Celsius. To measure external temperatures, we used an infrared thermometer to get readings on the bar above the F-keys and the area surrounding the battery on each laptop. Temperatures were measured while converting MP3 files in iTunes. Internal temperatures were recorded using the CoreDuoTemp application; because the program does not run on PowerPC-based Macs, we could not use CoreDuoTemp to record the internal temperature of the PowerBook G4.—MACWORLD LAB TESTING BY BRIAN CHEN

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