This not really Java-related.
My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra M3. It doesn’t suffer from battery problems (AFAIK), but it feels like a hair-dryer with a badly designed or even no hysteresis cycle. Now of course, when I use Windows, there’s a piece of software to lower the performance of the processor which in turn lowers the use of the fan, but that kinda defeats the point of having a 2.13Ghz machine…
Using Solaris x86 (which I do quite a lot as soon as it’s down to programing NetBeans and Java EE stuff), things get even worse. Any suggestions that could make my life better here? Software updates are welcome, but also a way to raise the back of the laptop (any online store selling such accessories?).
If this was an M3 review, I could go on talking about the battery life, the 2 USB ports on the right-hand side, how fragile it is, etc…. ;-)