Almost half (47%) of the 594 adult Americans surveyed reported having to stop using their laptop due to heat. Those who couldn’t bear to go without it even tried to get around the problem by using barriers like a pillow (27%), a towel (19%), and a magazine (15%), without much improvement. Either way, scorched skin is still a risk many are taking when logging on to watch the latest episode of Glee.
Just how hot are laptops getting? It might surprise you to hear that 62% felt they could fry an egg on the bottom of their overheated laptop. That’s right; you could essentially make breakfast while checking your email in the morning. Now that’s what we call multitasking.