Does your 11" MBA heat up when closed and connected to you a TBD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DisplacedMic, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    Whoops - connected to a tbd...or to your TBD. couldn't pick one, so i went with wrong.

    TAKE luck.

    At work i've always kept my laptop open when connected to an external display. primarily because this gives me 2 monitors, but also because they tend to get VERY hot when running closed.

    Is that the case w/ the MBAs? I was thinking about getting one of those arcbook things and just using a wireless keyboard/trackpad - but if the unit gets too hot to use like that, i'll just use the laptop itself.

  2. macrumors 68000

    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I have a 2011 13" MBA and use an old 23" Apple Cinema display most of the time with it. It definitely gets hotter with the lid closed. Whether it's actually a problem, I don't know - probably not. But I just find it annoying to hear the fan kick up to high speed, so I leave the cover open with the brightness turned all the way down on the built-in screen.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
  4. macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    MBA 11 - connected to 27" LG monitor - closed all the time - 98% used this way, never moves from 122 degrees, never heard a fan yet...

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