It’s summer, and while we’re busy trying to stay cool, it’s important to remember that our laptops need climate control as well.
Keep these tips in mind for the long, hot days ahead:
Don’t leave your laptop in the car. Metal components can expand in the heat, and plastic ones can melt. If you must leave it, make sure it’s completely powered off (not just “sleeping”) and store it underneath a seat, out of direct sunlight.
Keep air circulating. Make sure there’s a way for heat to dissipate from the machine, particularly from the bottom. Don’t use your laptop while it’s sitting on a bed or a blanket; not only will this prevent air from flowing, but it will insulate the generated heat.