Heat of new MacBook vs MBP 13 and 15 models?

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

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

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    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...!

    Thanks
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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