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matthewHUB
Jan 19, 2008, 04:40 PM
OK so i have a question about the MBA.

Say one was to have the SSD installed in the MBA, it would run really cool yes? It's then a shame that the only moving part would be the fan. Would have been great if it was completely silent and still. Or, with the cooler HD, will the fan cease to be in use? Will the CPU still need the fan cooling or will heat dissipation be good enough?

Imagine that. Something thats so rugged you don't have to worry about throwing it about a bit. Not that you'd want to throw it about, but you get the idea. And... silent operation! that would be amazing.

thoughts?



Cybergypsy
Jan 19, 2008, 04:42 PM
I love silent but waiting to the SSD gets bigger for now its the 4200 for me ;)

matthewHUB
Jan 19, 2008, 04:51 PM
I love silent but waiting to the SSD gets bigger for now its the 4200 for me ;)

so you think it'll be replaceable and not soldered in? won't the fan still make a noise?

btcomm
Jan 19, 2008, 04:52 PM
The CPU that is in it will definitely need to be cooled off so yeah the fan would have to be running. If the case is cooler it may well tell the fan to slow slower making it quieter though.

matthewHUB
Jan 19, 2008, 04:56 PM
The CPU that is in it will definitely need to be cooled off so yeah the fan would have to be running. If the case is cooler it may well tell the fan to slow slower making it quieter though.

shame there isn't a way that there could be no fan. i'd rather have this clocked CPU and silent, then faster and fans. Didn't they just release a chip (read it somewhere on Macrumors) that will decrease temp a LOT?

EvryDayImShufln
Jan 19, 2008, 05:02 PM
The fans usually aren't very loud anyway. My Macbook Pro's fans are honestly only noticeable if you go real close. The thing that makes any real amount of noise is just the hard drive, which won't be a problem is you pick up the SSD. I would think the MBA would be dead silent or very close to it.

NKA
Jan 19, 2008, 05:08 PM
Does the hinge for the screen not count as a movable part:D

matthewHUB
Jan 19, 2008, 05:10 PM
Does the hinge for the screen not count as a movable part:D

as we say in UK, "that's splittin' 'Airs!"

Yankees 4 Life
Jan 19, 2008, 06:52 PM
i would buy the air, but i just bought a macbook 5 mins ago

scienide09
Jan 19, 2008, 07:04 PM
Does the hinge for the screen not count as a movable part:D

as we say in UK, "that's splittin' 'Airs!"

The electrons in the battery also move!
The battery will generate some heat as well, so the fan serves a purpose there as well.

speakerwizard
Jan 19, 2008, 08:10 PM
i would buy the air, but i just bought a macbook 5 mins ago

return it if its from an apple store.

matthewHUB
Jan 20, 2008, 02:24 AM
i'm still kind of bothered at how much sound the fan will make. my pb g4 is LOUD! bothers me when i watch a dvd.

Victor ch
Jan 20, 2008, 02:55 AM
i'm still kind of bothered at how much sound the fan will make. my pb g4 is LOUD! bothers me when i watch a dvd.

Yeah tell me about it, my MacBook is ALWAYS running at 1700 rpm even if its just idle; a bit annoying when in a very silent room. When my MacBook gets really hot she sounds like a little jet engine, seriously. I usually don't care about the sound. At least is silent when compared to my cousin's G5 that sounds like a takeoff when running the fans at full blast.

-Victor

elmo151
Jan 20, 2008, 05:02 AM
are we certain there is a fan? it would have to :Dbe very small

Catch
Jan 20, 2008, 05:22 AM
are we certain there is a fan? it would have to :Dbe very small

There have been pictures posted that clearly show a fan... unfortunately I can't repost them. Maybe someone else can?

C