Summer is great for lots of things but laptop heat is not one of them. When outside temperatures approach 100 degrees, the inside of your car can reach up to 170 degrees spelling absolute doom for your laptop. Avoid leaving laptops (or cellphones) in a hot car for more than a few minutes and let it cool down before you turn it on.
Try these tips to keep your machine cool all year long:
– Shut it down before putting it in a case. Even “sleep” mode creates heat.
– Always set up on a flat, hard surface. Soft surfaces like sofas or even your lap don’t allow for proper air flow.
– Check the vents on the bottom and blow out (or pull out with tweezers) dust or debris.
– Keep devices separate. They all put off heat, so ensure you have some space between them.