View Full Version : 13" MBA 2011 - when do the fans start blowing loud?

Jul 21, 2011, 06:11 AM

I own a 2010 MBA and when watching youtube videos (Flash) or using Skype the fans will start blowing and become really loud.

How is this compared on the new 2011 MBA 13"?

Jul 21, 2011, 06:17 AM
Excellent question - bump!

mac jones
Jul 21, 2011, 07:09 AM
Here we go.....:D

Jul 21, 2011, 07:24 AM
Many are very interested in that question
also how does the new 11" compare to the 13" fan noise,
and how do both compare to the last models....

Jul 21, 2011, 07:53 AM
I'd like to know if flash gets the fan going also, not that it'll stop me from getting the 2011.

it's my biggest gripe with the 2010.

Jul 21, 2011, 07:58 AM
+ 1
and if there's a difference (fans loud) between i5 / i7

Jul 21, 2011, 09:39 AM
I've got some really bad news, Lion disables Flash hardware acceleration. I'm afraid this will really turn up the fans while watching Youtube.

Flash Player may cause higher CPU activity when playing a YouTube video. Possibly related to disabled hardware acceleration.

Jul 21, 2011, 02:26 PM
can somebody with a 2011 MBA test this please?

Jul 21, 2011, 02:29 PM
I also would like to hear a bit more on this for youtube videos and Skype video calls.

Jul 21, 2011, 02:32 PM
Can more people comment on the i5 MBA 13"? I absolutely hate excessive fan noise.

I think the sandy bridge i7 is more of a problem for fan noise. I had to return a Lenovo x220 i7 laptop because it was loud like a freaking plane.