heat - or rather lack of it!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Neil McRae, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Neil McRae macrumors regular

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    is it just me or is the new 2012 running a lot cooler than the 2011? I have both of them here doing the same job (encoding movies) and the 11 fan is whirring and really hot, the 12 is cool and quiet - any one else notice?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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  3. Xikum macrumors 6502

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    Well the point of Ivy Bridge was that they are more efficient dyes than the Sandy Bridge range; they draw less power (I think, not 100% sure on the workings) to do the same task.

    Its no surprise (thankfully) that the Ivy Bridge CPU driven laptop is cooler :).
     
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Under regular use (web, pages, mail, etc.) it is cool. Add a few more things and it warms up. Run a Hulu video and it gets toasty, with the fan coming on, and my palms sweating. I don't know if it is cooler than the 2011, but it is definitely not a "cool" computer, in my opinion.

    This isn't a complaint. Just an observation. It does pretty much what I expected it to do. I would have been happy with a cool computer too. But, that's OK. Maybe next year :)
     
  5. Jobsian macrumors 6502a

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    Which processor do you have, i5 or i7?
     
  6. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

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    I think Haswell will be a big step up for the Air. The 2013 Airs are going to be very impressive (not that the current Airs aren't). May even get a slight redesign? Nothing major just a few minor changes maybe.
     
  7. asattwanger macrumors newbie

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    Yep, the upgrades are what a week old and here we go looking toward 2013.;)
     
  8. Neil McRae thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    LOL. You knew it would happen. This year's computer is OK, but wait until next year when we have liquid metal, carbon fiber, a redesign, retina screens, Haswell...

    Anyhow, this year's computer is great. I guarantee next year's will be better, whatever they do. I'll see you next year in the Apple store. In the meantime, I'll enjoy my precious :)
     
  10. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I've seen the CPU going at 90ºC while doing regular stuff. (Not just surfing the web but didn't need to start encoding a 25GB video file).
    It gets pretty HOT over the F3-F5 function keys.
     
  11. Tu13es macrumors regular

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    This whole heat/temp thing with the new Airs is kind of intriguing. It seems the in almost all cases, CPU temps can get to 90-100C under load, but the chassis stays cool to the touch. The MBP seems almost opposite...not as hot CPU but scorching hot case. Hmm...
     

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