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Faux Carnival
Aug 6, 2011, 04:17 PM
I read about i7 MBA's heating too much. Is this the case? Or is it just a lie?



chibamac
Aug 6, 2011, 04:24 PM
Lies!
My 13" i7 is as cool as refrigerated ground beef. Get it and forget it.

sloan47
Aug 6, 2011, 04:39 PM
I've had ZERO heat issues with the i7. It runs cooler than the 13" 2010 IMO.

LeakedDave
Aug 6, 2011, 04:39 PM
Is this even a question? The i7 is obviously better if you can afford it.

FAsnakes
Aug 6, 2011, 09:48 PM
I have the i5.. Would have loved the i7 - but I bought from BestBuy and they don't carry the i7s.. . :(

Pipper99
Aug 6, 2011, 10:32 PM
Look at this link:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1206473

If you're willing to go this route, the i5 offers substantial savings.

Chopstick217
Aug 7, 2011, 05:03 PM
Here is a nice review comparing the two.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4554/apples-11inch-macbook-air-core-i7-18ghz-review-update

I for one, went for the i7 considering it was only 90 more dollars. As for the fan and heat issues, I haven't experienced any so far.

steve dave
Aug 7, 2011, 05:11 PM
Here is a nice review comparing the two.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4554/apples-11inch-macbook-air-core-i7-18ghz-review-update

I for one, went for the i7 considering it was only 90 more dollars. As for the fan and heat issues, I haven't experienced any so far.

Keep in mind that this is for the 11. The difference between the processors for the 13 is much smaller.

KPOM
Aug 7, 2011, 10:14 PM
The i7 runs a little bit warmer than the i5 at idle, but it is fine overall, and I'm not worried at all about overheating issues.

adamsium
Aug 8, 2011, 07:30 AM
I have the 11in i7 and have had absolutely no issues with excessive heat.

macjacky11
Aug 8, 2011, 11:06 PM
It is really a dilemma for me. I am always torn between i5 or i7. Some people say i7 is too warm and not much faster and some people say they dont have a problem with the heat from i7. still thinking now.

misterneums
Aug 8, 2011, 11:08 PM
It is really a dilemma for me. I am always torn between i5 or i7. Some people say i7 is too warm and not much faster and some people say they dont have a problem with the heat from i7. still thinking now.

Some people are really OCD about heat on their laptops. If they can feel even a little warmth there must be something wrong.

As for performance: There is a big jump from the 1.6 i5 to the 1.8 i7. Otherwise it's a marginal increase on the 1.7 i5.

tbobmccoy
Aug 8, 2011, 11:09 PM
It is really a dilemma for me. I am always torn between i5 or i7. Some people say i7 is too warm and not much faster and some people say they dont have a problem with the heat from i7. still thinking now.

It all depends on what you plan on doing with it. I have no problems with my i5 MBA 13" and the performance increase is less than 10%. I'm pretty sure that's not worth an extra $90... but that's me. It's all up to you!

Kafka
Aug 8, 2011, 11:17 PM
Getting the ultimate was tempting with the previous Air since it was weak to begin with, anything more was appreciated, but the i5 handles easily any "basic" use.
I suspect lots of people are getting the i7 while not really needing it.