2012 i5/i7 difffernce in fan noise while browsing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Acc, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Acc
    macrumors newbie

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    Just curious if anyone knows if there would be a difference in fan noise between the 2012 i5 & i7 MacBook Airs while doing less intensive tasks like web browsing?

    Assuming money's not an issue, I am trying to figure out if there is a down side to the more powerful processor. I won't be using the extra power much now (who knows in future years) and I wouldn't want to spoil my user experience with a noisey machine. If there isn't really a difference, the faster processor might extend the useful life a year or two longer.

    Who knows the answer?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I can't imagine that their would be any differnce or that you would even notice the fan while just surfing the internet. I've had my 2012 i7 for a week now and I have yet to even notice the fan.
     
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    Cliff3

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    Since both processors have the same thermal design power rating and maximum temperature I can't imagine how the fan noise could be much different between the two.

    FWIW, flash video and running benchmarks like geekbench seem to do a nice job of spooling up the fans. Otherwise the machine is fairly quiet.
     

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