heat???

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ottos, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. ottos macrumors member

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    Does the mac book get really hot ? I like to lay down and relax browsing
    Internet and I watch a lot of Netflix, and how are the speakers on the
    white macbook,
     
  2. InfinityFX macrumors newbie

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    I'll give you my opinion on my Santa Rosa Macbook.

    Under idle and light use, it is reasonably cool. Yes, the bottom is warm, but not at all irritatingly so. Under heavy load, it's immensely hot and very loud.

    The speakers are IMO quite good, they're loud and sound far better than the ones in my Lenovo Thinkpad T400 :apple:
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I've owned both a MacBook and a MacBook Pro. I don't have the MacBook anymore, just the MacBook Pro. In my experience the new unibody 13" MacBook Pro is MUCH cooler and quieter than white MacBooks. My MacBook's fans used to be like jet engines every day, while my 13" Unibody MacBook Pro is super quiet doing the same tasks. The fans barely ever come on, and the bottom doesn't get as hot.

    If heat is a big thing to you, considor the MacBook Pro.

    BTW, the speakers on both the MB and MBP are great for watching videos :)
     
  4. freddyr439 macrumors newbie

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    are you reffering to the old non-unibody macbook? or the current macbook?
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Both. I had the unibody and my sister had the non-unibody. Both of the computers suffered tons of heat.
     
  6. InfinityFX macrumors newbie

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    I'd agree with that, with my non-Unibody Macbook, temps soar to ~180F under load
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Alu handles heat better than plasitc :D
     
  8. InfinityFX macrumors newbie

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    Well sure, just saying what my MB is like ;)

    My friend has a MBP and it runs really cool
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Yeah it runs cool, but Netflix will make it hot.
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Indeed it will. There is something about videos that makes the MBs get really hot, but not the MBPs. It is the most perplexing mystery...
     

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