- Apr 5, 2020
I've in i7 and vc mades the fans go to 5-6k and temp around 74°.I have been using the 2020 MBA i5 for two weeks. Only ever heard the fan when I was doing initial app downloads, setups and backup. It's a dream machine. Keyboard is not as good as my old 2015 MBA and old 2013 MBP.
Main downside is having to get sorted with some adaptors. My 4k USBC monitor is great for usb-a but I need a lightning to USBC and I've bought a RJ45 to USBC just to up backup and download speeds.
I'm a developer so use Xcode and some graphics apps for 2d buttons etc. Also use photos a lot and my browser is Safari.
Maybe apple put a very bad thermal paste on my laptop, but I'll really need the mod