Do the 2010 Core 2 Duo machines run cooler than Sandy/Ivy Bridge MBAs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by saintforlife, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Do the late 2010 MBAs run cooler and have better battery life in general than the 2011 and 2012 models? Can people who have used both models comment?
  2. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Zug, Switzerland
    Exactly... The C2D is cooler but a lot slower. Of course, if one just needs to check mail, surf the web, watch movies and performs other similar / basic stuff, then there is no need for a faster and slightly hotter CPU.
  3. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Yes, my 2010 13-UMBA is much cooler than the 2011/12 models. It never gets over 80C running videos. I'm reading the 2012 MBA's are even hotter than the 2011's, sometimes running at 100C. As far as processing speed, unless you're encoding video or doing numerical processing, the CPU in these machines is not the bottleneck.
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    You realize 80C for a Core2 Duo is quite high? Comparing the thermal specs of the Core2 Duo and the i5/i7 is like comparing a four cylinder car with an eight cylinder car.

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