Heat of new MacBook vs MBP 13 and 15 models?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nph, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    I am looking at a new MB or MBP and since I prefer the screen on the MB my other concern would be heat generation.
    How is the new MB vs the MBP 13 and 15 versions?
    I want to be able to use it on my lap...!

  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i don't know about the 13" model, but my 2.4GHz i5 15" MBP is generally very cool. The thermal control in this machine is brilliant!
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    My i7 MBP has been on for about 2 hours since I got home, and its at 44* C right now. It runs cooler compared to my 2008 MacBook, which was in the high 40s/low 50s most of the time.

    Of course, when the nVidia chip kicks in, it's a totally different story. :D

    As for the new MacBook, my gf just bought one the other week and hers runs very cool. However, she doesn't do anything remotely intensive, the most she really does is a powerpoint presentation lol.
  4. nph thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    Civ IV on 2010 Macbook?

    Thanks, how does it work with Civ IV and does that make the fan go full blast?
  5. exsanguinate macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2006
    It'll be fine. My 13" Macbook Pro with a 9400m that was stolen last week ran it well without excessive noise.

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