1. Nascar Dog's Avatar
    I have been playing with my new PlayBook for a few hours now and noticed the BlackBerry logo on the back gets warm.

    It never gets too warm but I am used to having an ice cold aluminum back on my iPad 2.
    04-19-11 02:57 PM
  2. Deathcommand's Avatar
    To my knowledge, the iPad 2 also gets hot with extended use, remember that Plastic heats faster than aluminum so that could attribute to the heat.

    oh and Flash usually uses more processor than HTML5 only.
    04-19-11 02:59 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    flash is like a a way to start a fire i think...laptops, PCs, the xoom....all get a little warm using flash based stuff
    04-19-11 03:05 PM
  4. 312's Avatar
    let's not forget this has a dual core processor.....
    04-19-11 03:07 PM
  5. Nascar Dog's Avatar
    let's not forget this has a dual core processor.....
    As does my iPad 2.
    04-19-11 03:09 PM
  6. 312's Avatar
    As does my iPad 2.
    Point?
    04-19-11 03:15 PM
  7. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    flash is like a a way to start a fire i think...laptops, PCs, the xoom....all get a little warm using flash based stuff
    Why do you think it's call "Flash".
    04-19-11 03:16 PM
  8. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Point?
    What was your point? You indicated dual-core in the PB as if that should be the excuse for it getting hotter. The other person said so does their iPad2, which supposedly doesn't get as hot.

    I think that's where that came from.
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    04-19-11 03:18 PM
  9. Speczorz's Avatar
    Point?
    Plastic + glue = melt?

    04-19-11 03:18 PM
  10. jasonvan9's Avatar
    i think its a built in feature, it will keep my hands warm in the winter
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    04-19-11 03:21 PM
  11. Nascar Dog's Avatar
    That explains why the logo on the back gets warm. The processor is right there.

    Thanks to caltrmptguy86 for finding the teardown
    Blackberry PlayBook Teardown - iFixit
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    04-19-11 05:13 PM
  12. galuple's Avatar
    i think its a built in feature, it will keep my hands warm in the winter
    RIM understands what its like to live in the harsh Canadian winter
    04-19-11 05:19 PM
  13. sam_b77's Avatar
    What was your point? You indicated dual-core in the PB as if that should be the excuse for it getting hotter. The other person said so does their iPad2, which supposedly doesn't get as hot.

    I think that's where that came from.
    The ipad 2 does have a similar specked processor, but without multitasking, flash etc the processor is hardly being used. What would be hotter : a ferrari doing 150 mph or a ferrari doing 20 mph? Answer that and you get the answer to why the magical ipad 2 remains cool.

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    04-19-11 06:42 PM
  14. Lucky45's Avatar
    I have been playing with my new PlayBook for a few hours now and noticed the BlackBerry logo on the back gets warm.

    It never gets too warm but I am used to having an ice cold aluminum back on my iPad 2.
    Both My PlayBook and girlfriends iPad2 get warm...
    04-19-11 07:19 PM
  15. 2001bmw330xi's Avatar
    The ipad 2 does have a similar specked processor, but without multitasking, flash etc the processor is hardly being used. What would be hotter : a ferrari doing 150 mph or a ferrari doing 20 mph? Answer that and you get the answer to why the magical ipad 2 remains cool.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    the iPad does multitasking.
    04-19-11 07:22 PM
  16. egranlund's Avatar
    The ipad 2 does have a similar specked processor, but without multitasking, flash etc the processor is hardly being used. What would be hotter : a ferrari doing 150 mph or a ferrari doing 20 mph? Answer that and you get the answer to why the magical ipad 2 remains cool.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Actually...it may be cooler going faster - more airflow through the radiator :P
    04-19-11 07:25 PM
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