Fan & heat of the pro ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lumenz, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. lumenz macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
    gonna buy either the pro or air but i need to know this first

    Which has a better fan and less heat
    macbook pro (late 2013) or the macbook air (late 2013)?

    (i get the feeling that the bigger pro has better airflow because its just bigger?
    but because of the retina display it maybe gets hotter than the air?)
  2. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    My iPhone gets hotter than my retina MBP, even when the rMBP is under full load it gets mildly warm.

    Nothing like my old Core 2 Duo MBP, that thing would burn your legs.
  3. actuallyinaus macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2013
    the display is not a factor in the heat in any way (technically the psu could get hotter but it's negligible)

    it's all about your cpu and gpu heat, and the two fans run at the minimum almost all the time for me unless i try play a game, so it's super quiet but still cold
  4. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    That's music to my ears. My 17 inch 2007 MBP got so brutally hot that I had to put a pillow under it before I could comfortably hold it in my lap. In stark contrast, my 2010 MBA has always been as cool as a cucumber.

    I have been trying to decide whether to replace the MBA with the new 13 inch
    retina MBP or wait and see what the MBA looks like when Apple refreshes it next spring (maybe). I am just about convinced that the rMBP would be my best bet.
  5. rockem macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2013
    What version of rMBP do you have?
  6. strunz macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2013
    That's just not true :D
  7. lumenz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
    so now i still dont know which one produces the least amount of heat ?
    13 inch pro or 13 inch air?
  8. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    My 13" 2012 MBA never really gets notably hot, unless I'm really taxing the CPU by converting media files or something.
  9. katorga macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2006
    Ditto. My 2007 would burn your legs, and my iPhone 4 gets hotter than my new MBP.

    Zero fan noise as well. I have to closet myself in a room with no central air/heat on to hear the fan when compiling.
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    You won't notice unless you're doing something heavy. But the Pro has visible air vents. It's a non-issue, just buy the machine you want.
  11. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    Your decision to chose one of the Macbooks should not come down to heat, because both of them stay pretty cool. The Air has the lower TDP chip while the Pro has a bigger fan and the better overall cooling system. (at least the retina version!)

    Personally I'd go for a rMBP. Awesome screen, good performance and manages to keep it as cool as the weaker Air does
  12. lumenz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2013
    i bought the 13 inch mbp retina late 2013, i returned it because i could feel warmth/light heat over the keyboard. under heavy load the heat was more of course. overall i really like the macbook pro 13 but the heat irritates me.

    now i wanna buy the mba haswell 11 inch, but does it have the same kind of light heat as the rmbp or is it a little bit cooler?

    And i could feel the virbration of the speaker sound under my palms (palmwrist on the macbook) , is this normal?
  13. Nik macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2007
    The 15" rMBP Late 2013 gets loud when using the CPU at 40% for a minute.

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