Macworld magazine has done a respectable job breaking down all of the questions you might have about Apple's new consumer portable in their MacBook FAQ.
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Readers of this blog remember the recent issue about the amount of thermal grease (or paste) that Apple applies to the chips in the MacBook Pro. There's pretty decent evidence that over-application of the paste is causing the machine to run hotter than it should. It appears that the same may be true for the MacBook...
After further research it appears that both CPU temperature utilities can be made to work again.
If you're using a utility like Joel LeBoss' CoreDuoTemp v0.6 or Dr. Marcel Bresink's Hardware Monitor 3.6 to keep tabs on the CPU temperature you'll be disappointed to know that Apple's recently released SMC Firmware Update breaks these applications on the MacBook Pro.
Yesterday Apple announced the long-awaited iBook successor, the MacBook and there are a couple of things worth noting between it and the MacBook Pro.
As expected, Apple this morning announced the high anticipated successor to the iBook notebook computer. The new MacBook (no "Pro") is available for ordering today from the Apple online store and it comes in polycarbonate black or white, just like the iPod.
One of the hottest tidbits of Apple juice last week was a news story that Apple is working on a iPod/mobile phone hybrid device with Softbank Corp.
Phil Angell has posted the MacBook Pro Heat Page where his is posting the CPU temperature graphs of contributors MacBook Pros.
There have been several attempt at merging the iPod and the mobile phone but each has so many compromises that most people end up going back to carrying two devices.
After my piece yesterday about Jobs getting out of the Happy Meal business I heard from a source close to McDonald's that tells a different toy story.