It is cool. With my smartphones and notebooks I have always experienced some kind of heat during heavy usage. This heat rise happens during charging, heavy video usage, or in the case of my first generation MacBook Pro ALL the time (to the point your lap almost gets burned). With the iPad I have not experienced ANY heat coming from it even after streaming hours of straight video content.
That’s an excerpt from a great recent post by Matthew Miller at The Mobile Gadgeteer. It’s one of several magical features and functions that have left him with no regrets on his iPad purchase.
I think it’s a great point and one of the iPad’s outstanding features that perhaps doesn’t get mentioned often enough. The thing really does always keep its cool – just like the gent in the photo above.