Macbook air vs mac mini. Which is quieter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 250gb, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    The mac mini spec says:

    Sound pressure level (operator position): 16 dBA at idle.

    The macbook air has no such spec. I want to ask people who've had both (or previous versions of both), which is quieter? I would think air's SSD reduces the HDD seek noise, but maybe air also has less space for air flow, resulting in the fans running at higher speeds?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    #2
    Hard drive is louder than any fan would be. MBA would be quieter under 90% of circumstances.
     

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