MacBook - Is there a lot of Fan noise?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by professor peach, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. professor peach macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    I've been lurking around these forums for a few weeks now as a guest, so I thought I'd do the honest thing & register. Here goes with my first questions.

    My poor old Dell lap-top has seen better days & I'm 99% sure that I want to go down the MAC route for my next computer.

    I have definitely decided to wait until Leopard is released before doing anything, but I need a bit of hardware advice.

    I primarily use my current (noisy) lap-top in the living room, where it's connected up to an LCD TV & a wireless keyboard & mouse, but I like the flexibility of a portable, if needed.

    I've had it with the noise my Dell makes. Is there a lot of fan noise with the Macbook, or would I be better off going for a Mini, even though I would lose the portability, to a certain extent?

    I realise that the Mini is due an up-date, so that's another good reason to go for a Macbook.

    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. Helianthus macrumors member

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    I'd say 80% of the time, my macbook is completely silent...but if I start doing anything cpu intensive, it sounds like a jet engine is taking off on my lap.
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Mine has been totally silent, until last night when I started a game of CIV IV for Mac.

    played great, and yes the fans turned on...no biggie, my Powermac is louder...
     

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