Macbook air Heat

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wrinkster22, Sep 24, 2011.

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    wrinkster22

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    Hello evryone, I wanted your opinion on something, My macbook air i purchased on the 19th gets very hot often. I called apple and they said it was some sort of heat issue. Would you return it?
     
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    If it bothered me, yes.
     
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    wrinkster22

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    well it is rather uncomftorable to use on my lap. The enclosure gets well over 34 degrees.
     
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    Mine only heats up when I play a lot of flash content.
     
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    adnoh

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    Take it back to an apple store
     
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    wrinkster22

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    yeah thanks. I have an appointment for this aft. This is my first mac too.
     
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    My MBA probably never runs at 34 degrees celcius. You're very lucky if it's running that cold
     
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    So not all heats up? I though they all do....
     
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    If you think 34 degrees is uncomfortable you are going to be unsatisfied with any laptop you use. The MBA is by far one of the coolest running machines on your lap I've used. Most laptops have some kind of vents on the bottom and are easily blocked and can cause the laptop to heat up very fast.
     
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    mrsir2009

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    You'd die if you used my MacBook Pro. It gets up to 100 degrees C doing some things.
     
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    i got a new one from them and this one runs cooler. perhaps physiological than?
     
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    Mine runs pretty warm sometimes. Install iStat Pro and watch the temps. I've seen my CPU get up to 160 (F) and the fan is at 6500 RPM. But most of the time it stays pretty cool. Like somebody else said, the MBP runs a lot hotter. I just got one of the 2011 MBPs and it runs cooler than my old 2009 model, but it still gets pretty toasty.

    Rob
     
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    interesting. They will save on heating bills on the winter :p;)
     
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    My 13" i7 gets up into the 80's with anything CPU intensive.

    I don't find it that uncomfortable to hold, but I don't usually wear shorts.
     
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    He's talking about the enclosure, the unibody not the CPU itself, you'd die if your enclosure actually got to 100C
     
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    How did he find out the temperature of his computer's case? :confused:
     
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    iStat shows enclosure temperature if you computer has the sensor for it.
     
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    My MBA gets warm enough that I use something to insulate it from my legs. But I think my last laptop made my legs sensitive to heat since it got so freaking hot.
     
  20. thunng8, Sep 26, 2011
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    That's why we need an option for an ARM based Macbook Air :) Maybe with the upcoming Apple A6 CPU.

    Imagine having a laptop with no fans and never gets hot or even warm. Battery life would be amazing as well. Would be a big downgrade in performance though - but for many people it would be fast enough for browsing/facebook/email/word processing. Software compatibility would be an issue as well.

    Either that or get Intel to get their act together with Ivy Bridge or Haswell and drastically reduce the heat/power usage (need to be reduced by a factor of 10 or more since the A5 SOC uses than than 1W, while the Sandy Bridge i5/i7 ULV chips use 17W) of their CPUs to the extent that it would no longer require cooling fans. Highly unlikely though.
     
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    yep put it would be more tablet than computer.
     
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    How is the temperature on your new model?

    Just made a snapshot of what mine looks like after light surfing, iTunes and some Flash:
     

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    Rob.G

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    Here's my Air after 3.5 hours of surfing, email, some programming, etc. Temps are F.

    This is the Core i7/4gb/256gb model.

    Rob
     

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    wrinkster22

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    damn thats hot!

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    Closer to yours :)
     
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    Meaning? warmer/cooler? I booked a call from Apple tomorrow, let's see what they say.
     

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