2010 21.5" vs 2009 24" for noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by farmermac, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2009 24" which Apple rates at 21db for noise. The 2011 21.5" is rated at 18db. I don't know much about db ratings so this may be significant or not.

    What bothers me most about the 24" is the fans. The computer is on 24/7 and the constant low level wooshing of the fans is noticeable. My MBP is much quieter in comparison.

    So has anyone had a 24" and then switched to a 21.5" in a quiet environment?

    Differences?
     
  2. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

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    My Macbook 2008 13" is louder then my iMac 21,5", but the Harddrive can get pretty annoying on the iMac, this seem to have stopped ever since I told spotlight not to scan the boot camp partition
     

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