MacBook core i7 : a real powerfull laptop or a sadly build toy ?

Petrides, M.D. Marian mpetrides at
Sun Aug 1 11:33:07 EDT 2010

Thanks for the heads up, Pierre.  If I replaced my MBP (unlikely since  
it is almost new), I probably would have gone for the high end one.   
Now I'll be thinking twice.

  BTW, have you tried lifting the MBP up from the table surface a  
little?  I put those little circular felt furniture pads (the ones  
with self-adhesive built in) on the bottom of my MBPs to raise the  
laptop up slightly more than the Apple-installed "feet" do and find  
that really helps with heat dissipation.  YMMV.

On Aug 1, 2010, at 5:58 AM, Pierre Sahores wrote:

> In beetwin us (part 2) ...
> I owned lots of macs over the years, from a PWB 160 to the last MBP  
> core i7 15" and you know what : the best of all in them was always  
> the operating system 0S 7/8/9 and OSX. The bad thing in them was the  
> construction quality - one time good (as the best of alls : PWB G4  
> 12" 1 Ghz), one time sadly bad (as the sadest of all : PWB 5300 cs,  
> three time rebuild to new by Apple).
> How to position the MacBook Pro core 620-i7 15" i purchased in the  
> late of april ?
> If you just need to run one of its four virtual cores at once, it's  
> OK but if you want to use it in running apps on its four virtual  
> core in 24/7 mode, don't expect that this unibody laptop will  
> support it for weeks. Instead of letting the processors fans turns  
> all the day at 6000 t/mn as soon as 3 virtual cores are at work, the  
> best to do is to switch to a more seriously build 720-i7 PC laptop  
> (height virtual cores) able to run at 100% of its available power  
> without becoming too hot even after months (i'm very happy with my  
> ASUS 14" i payed half the price of the MBP).
> If i had to choose what MBP to purchase instead of the core i7 i  
> owns today, i would certainly take a dual-core instead. The unibody  
> is definitively not suited to embed the core i5/i7 processors...
> Best,
> --
> Pierre Sahores
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