View Full Version : Macbook air vs mac mini. Which is quieter?

Jul 21, 2011, 11:16 PM
The mac mini spec says:

Sound pressure level (operator position): 16 dBA at idle.

The macbook air has no such spec. I want to ask people who've had both (or previous versions of both), which is quieter? I would think air's SSD reduces the HDD seek noise, but maybe air also has less space for air flow, resulting in the fans running at higher speeds?

Jul 21, 2011, 11:19 PM
Hard drive is louder than any fan would be. MBA would be quieter under 90% of circumstances.