for the mba 11 inch mid 2013 owners

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lumenz, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. lumenz macrumors newbie

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    how is the heat of the air , can you feel a little bit of heat over the keyboard?is it cooler than the mbp retina 13inch late 2013 (over that keyboard i can feel a little heat over the keyboard)
     
  2. Collider macrumors regular

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    Can't compare with the 2013 rMPB, but I definitely find that my Air runs much cooler than my 2012 rMPB, even running the same apps. The only time I've ever noticed any heat over the keyboard of the Air is when I'm using it on the couch and have it in my lap without proper space for ventilation. When it's being used on a table or flat surface, I never notice any heat at all.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    i only rarely notice mine getting above ambient.
     
  4. Robyr macrumors regular

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    It stays bone cold. Stark difference to my 2011 11", which would heat up and ramp the fans if you looked at it sideways.
     
  5. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    i will say that if i have it plugged into the TBD and watching videos over airplay it will warm up slightly.

    pretty awesome how cool and silent this thing stays. other than the updates that run the fans, the only time i ever hear them is if i'm playing a game which is almost never now that i'm old and defeated by life:p
     
  6. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    My i5 you can almost consider fan-less - always cool to the touch and I can't remember the last time the fan kicked on
     
  7. Chicane-UK macrumors 6502

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    Same here.
     
  8. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    The only time it gets warm on the palm rest is when I am running two vm's and both of them are busy with their respective tasks. Other than that, the fans do not generally come on and palm rests and keyboard is cooler than room temp.
     
  9. lumenz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok
    and whats the temperature of the keyboard ?
     
  10. polee macrumors 6502a

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    Mine runs cool. No heat at all. Compared to my MBA 2010.
     
  11. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    Here is a current snapshot of my Air's temp's in ºF.
     

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  12. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    what program is that?
     
  13. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    It's iStat Menus v3

    I have v4 but went back to 3 as I preferred that one.
     
  14. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    thanks!:p
     
  15. Miltz macrumors 6502

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    The high temp I recorded with a Heat Gun was 89F. That's with the lid closed using it as a desktop on a 27" monitor. ZERO NOISE. Dead silent.
     

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