Heat - 2010 MBP vs. 2013 MBA vs. 2013 rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chorion, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. chorion macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I currently own a mid-2010 13" MBP fitted with an SSD. I use it a lot on my lap, and heat is an issue. I am considering getting a new machine, either a base level 13" MBA, or an 8 GB 13" rMBP.

    My question: Which would generate the most heat for my use (which is mostly MS Office, web browsing, sometimes youtube videos)? Would heat be a problem with either? Would the difference in heat from my C2D machine be significant?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    The newer machines run much cooler . Either one that you choose will be dramatically cooler .
     
  3. chorion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much.

    I take it that the rMBP will typically run a little bit hotter than the MBA?
     
  4. UBS28 macrumors 6502a

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    The 2010 15" is cooler than the new machines, so it's not always true. It's due to the quad core vs dual core.
     
  5. whitedragon101, Feb 23, 2014
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    whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have both units or are you extrapolating from the TDPs of the chips ?

    edit : never mind. I did some digging and as you can see below the raw Anandtech numbers agree with you :)
     
  6. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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  7. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Well this information would be great if the OP were considering a 15". Unfortunately, they aren't.
     
  8. chorion thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :) This was still illuminating info.

    Any directly comparable info on temperatures for the two machines I am considering vs. my 2010 13" MBP would be perfect. My guess is that the MBA will be considerably cooler than the rMBP.
     
  9. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    My 13" 2013 rMBP runs very cool and barely ever gets warm at all. No figures to show you, but it's night-and-day compared to my 2007 MBP… I'm going to miss the old laptop next winter, as it served to keep me warm while working on the couch.
     

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