anyone worried about the heat?

ljx718

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I'm just a bit worried about the heat in the retina macbook. with it being so thin and having the same specs as the larger macbook pro ( which already gets a bit toasty) I just think its going to really burn. Any hands on reviews talked about this yet?
 

Acidsplat

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I don't think it will be too much of a problem now that they're redesigned the cooling system.
 

GGJstudios

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I'm just a bit worried about the heat in the retina macbook. with it being so thin and having the same specs as the larger macbook pro ( which already gets a bit toasty) I just think its going to really burn. Any hands on reviews talked about this yet?
Watch the video on the MBP. They describe the enhancements to the cooling system.
 

children

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it seems like the cooling system is great for the user, but will piss off anyone next to you on the bus or the train :D
(the vents go sideways to expel heat)
 

Acidsplat

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it seems like the cooling system is great for the user, but will piss off anyone next to you on the bus or the train :D
(the vents go sideways to expel heat)
Aren't the vents on the sides intaking air, and pushing it out the back like previous gens?
 

GGJstudios

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it seems like the cooling system is great for the user, but will piss off anyone next to you on the bus or the train :D
(the vents go sideways to expel heat)
No, they draw in air on the sides and exhaust through the rear.
Aren't the vents on the sides intaking air, and pushing it out the back like previous gens?
Previous gens used the rear vents for both intake and exhaust.
 

Freyqq

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Not worried at all. The same heat is being produced as before. It has 2 fans..same as before. In addition, it has those side vents. It's just thinner and lacks an ODD, which didn't help or hurt cooling anyway.
 
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Vctr

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Not worried at all. It has 2 fans..same as before. It's just thinner and lacks an ODD, which didn't help or hurt cooling anyway.
The reasons you stated are reasons why you SHOULD BE worried.

The laptop is substantially thinner AND still has the "same 2 fans". That is going to hurt cooling A LOT.

Now I know that Apple showed a video where it talks about its revolutionary fan design ... but I'd like to see it work in practice, before I eat up their marketing.
 

GGJstudios

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The reasons you stated are reasons why you SHOULD BE worried.

The laptop is substantially thinner AND still has the "same 2 fans". That is going to hurt cooling A LOT.

Now I know that Apple showed a video where it talks about its revolutionary fan design ... but I'd like to see it work in practice, before I eat up their marketing.
It's not just the fans. The intake vents are new and it is yet to be determined what thermal impact the new design will make. I think a "wait and see" approach is more appropriate than worrying.
 

busterbluth

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Might be a stupid question but don't the flash drives and new processors work mo efficiently, reducing heat output?
 

henry72

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Not at all, if you want to know more about the cooling system on the new MacBook Pro, go to Apple website and have a look at the video :D
 
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