anyone worried about the heat?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ljx718, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  2. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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

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    Watch the video on the MBP. They describe the enhancements to the cooling system.
     
  4. children macrumors regular

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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)
     
  5. Acidsplat macrumors regular

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    Aren't the vents on the sides intaking air, and pushing it out the back like previous gens?
     
  6. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    they intake air from the side.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, they draw in air on the sides and exhaust through the rear.
    Previous gens used the rear vents for both intake and exhaust.
     
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    Freyqq macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  10. Vctr macrumors regular

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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.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  12. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    Might be a stupid question but don't the flash drives and new processors work mo efficiently, reducing heat output?
     
  13. henry72 macrumors 65816

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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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