Do 17" MacBook Pros Run Cooler Than 15" MacBook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mirabella, May 1, 2010.

  1. Mirabella macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    I was just wondering: Do 17" MacBook Pros run cooler than 15" MacBook Pros, if they're both spec'd the same way, and running the same tasks? I would think so. Does anybody know? Has anyone tested this?

    It's not pressing; I'm just curious.

  2. lordofuo macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    Longview, Texas
    I don't have an answer, but I would think so.

    The 17" has more room, etc. So I guess common logic would tell you "yes."

    But there might be some other factors that come into play that I have no knowledge of, so dunno. :eek:
  3. Inside_line macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2005
    Careful, sometimes apple plays games that go without spec changes. IE the original mbp 17" came with a higher clocked GPU than the 15", but the only place you could see this was benchmarks. Also the sound systems were different, etc... really hard question to answer.
  4. Relznuk macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2009
    UT, USA
    According to the tests I have seen so far, the temperature difference is quite negligible.
  5. Mirabella thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2010

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