since this is my first tablet, I really have nothing to compare it to. but I sure can tell where the CPU/GPU is located, because it gets pretty warm there at times -- especially when using more than half the memory or have a bunch of tasks running or using the camera in video chat. at one point, it was almost nearing the point of being too hot to touch. it actually has little to no warmth when intensive gaming. I'm just wondering if any heat should be normal at all.