17 inch macbook pro runs cooler?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Durazing, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Durazing macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    Any credence to this? Any reason why a 17" would run cooler than the equivalent 15"? Curious...
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Larger, more surface area for heatsink/heat transfer?
  3. Durazing, Feb 28, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

    Durazing thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    such things as surface area etc would suggest yes. however i am curious as to if there is any hard data out there supporting what i suspect to be true. also is it relevant or compelling enough to favour a 17 over a 15?
  4. T-bag Guest

    Jan 20, 2011
    Which is what he was giving you. Aluminum is a "heat-leading" material. More surface is better for cooling.

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