2011 17 vs 15 in terms of heat!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheGingerNinja, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. TheGingerNinja macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Due to its larger size I expect that the 17 will run cooler, however is it significantly cooler? Just wondering as I want to get on of them, and to keep it for 4-6 years so the hotter it runs the less chance it has lasting that long right? :p
  2. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
  3. HacKage macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2010
    From experience of owning the 2010 MBP, I don't think the heat problems are all that they are made out to be. Yes, I admit that while gaming in Windows the temps got to around 90c, and gaming in Mac, around the same, but for every day stuff it sat at between 30-45c. That is the CPU temp of course, not the casing temp so unless you are using really CPU or GPU intensive stuff all the time, I don't think the heat difference will be all that different.

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