Does the new MBA 13" idle 9 to 10 C hotter than other MBAs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by toronado455, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. toronado455, Jul 21, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013

    toronado455 macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2009
    #1 has reviewed several MacBook Air models in the last few years. They recently posted a review of the 2013 MacBook Air i5 13" in which they are showing this particular model having an average idle temp at 9 to 10 C hotter than virtually every other MacBook Air model they tested in the last two years. I'm having a tough time understanding this seemingly bizarre result.

    Here are screen grabs from the tests of the MBA models from 2012 & 2013. (These are the IDLE temps, not the "max temp under load".)

    Attached Files:

  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    The new internal components generate more heat.
  3. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    Interesting. I guess Apple has done something to improve the cooling system then because my 2013 Air runs markedly cooler (CPU temp and case temp) than my 2011 Air, during intensive tasks and at idle. Though the 2011 was a 13" and the 2013 is an 11".

    I'm not sure how much I believe that site. Hmm.
  4. toronado455 thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2009

    Could anyone with a 2013 13" MacBook Air (preferably someone who has also had another recent Mac notebook for comparison) confirm or deny this finding? I'm ready to buy one, but cannot until I know for sure that this finding is false.

Share This Page