A Developer's Perspective on Apple's 12-inch PowerBook
Subject:   does it have a fan?
Date:   2003-03-31 12:40:49
From:   anonymous2
Response to: does it have a fan?

I have a 400MHz Dell they make me use at work, and it gets really hot & runs W2K about as fast as cold lava. I can't imagine that the newer Pentium laptops are any cooler than a PowerBook.

Having heard a similar comment recently, and digging a little deeper, I suspect that you're running an app that's seriously hogging your CPU. Try running top in a Terminal window to see what's going on; you might be able to pinpoint a problem. In the other case I heard, Classic was using something like 110% of CPU, so it wasn't able to throttle back.

I bought my daughter a 700MHz iBook recently, and it gets just warm enough to notice (she asked me about it). It feels pretty zippy, but then again I'm used to my blue G3 (300MHz).