*almost* no moving parts in MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by matthewHUB, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    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.

  2. macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    I love silent but waiting to the SSD gets bigger for now its the 4200 for me ;)
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    so you think it'll be replaceable and not soldered in? won't the fan still make a noise?
  4. macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    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.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    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?
  6. macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    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.
  7. NKA
    macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    Does the hinge for the screen not count as a movable part:D
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    as we say in UK, "that's splittin' 'Airs!"
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    College Station, Tx
    i would buy the air, but i just bought a macbook 5 mins ago
  10. macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    The electrons in the battery also move!
    The battery will generate some heat as well, so the fan serves a purpose there as well.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    return it if its from an apple store.
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    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.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Victor ch

    Jun 19, 2007
    San José, Costa Rica
    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.

  14. Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    are we certain there is a fan? it would have to :Dbe very small
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2004
    London, UK
    There have been pictures posted that clearly show a fan... unfortunately I can't repost them. Maybe someone else can?


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