The latest 2016 MBPs run cooler than any previous Apple laptops that simple really. It depends what you do but the retina MacBooks are fanless and can heat up a fair bit under load.I like to use a laptop in, well, my lap. And, for obvious reasons, I would like to minimize heat transfer. So, what is the coolest running Apple laptop at both at idle and under load?
Well they do have active cooling vs the MB which has no fans and relies on the chassis for passive cooling, under load this will be an issue for heat. I have no hard and fast evidence but have heard that the MB heats up under load and that the MBP is the coolest MBP Apple have ever made so I'm extrapolating.So the 2016 MBPs will run cooler than the 2016 MB?
I think the MB will run cooler because its using an ulta low powered CPU (read slow), where as the MBP gives you a more capable laptop. I can't say if the 2016 is the coolest, I know people have complained about the recent generations of MBPs running hot.So the 2016 MBPs will run cooler than the 2016 MB?