How quiet is your MacBook Pro vs. other notebooks you have used(mac or pc)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by the.orange.tuba, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. the.orange.tuba macrumors member

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    I have:
    13" MBP late 2009 model = very quiet
    HP dv7t late 2008 model = super loud in comparison with it's fans running ALL the time, very annoying.

    Also, I am considering a new MacBook Pro and I like quiet computers. So, are the 13" 15" 17" models all pretty quiet? Are there certain models or components to stay away from if I want a quiet notebook?

    Chime in and give us your experiences with the loudness/quietness of notebooks you own or have used.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. tiwizard macrumors regular

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  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Unless I'm trying to sleep and the entire house is quiet as a crypt (until the crypt-keeper starts rambling on with his puns and anecdotes) the fans are unnoticeable.

    I sometimes have to place my ear to the vent to hear anything at all.

    As for every notebook I've ever seen from any other manufacturer, woah boy.

    My neighbor has had three laptops. A Dell, a Compaq and a Gateway. Each of them sounds and feels like a damn hair dryer! I used to cringe when I had to fix it and would rest my hand next to the vent, not learning my lesson from before. Man, it really starts to burn before you realize it's burning. XD

    Every Apple portable I've ever come across [I repair, perhaps, one per day] is whisper quiet.
     
  4. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    My 13" MBP is so quiet I wouldn't know it was even on based by sound alone. Maybe its because my HP and Dell laptops sound like wind tunnels. No comparison!
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I haven't had a laptop that was louder than a whisper since my Dell Latitude CPi, from 1999... Dell, Samsung, and Apple all included.

    Really, any mid to high end laptop you get these days (or netbook!) will be quite quiet, it's not just an Apple thing.
     
  6. mjongstra macrumors newbie

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  7. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    silent. Only when time machine turns on to back do I hear any noise. Of course, if I have iTunes running that's a different story.
     
  8. Drudkh macrumors newbie

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    Agreed, I'm especially impressed with the superdrive when reading DVD. It is quiet to almost no vibration. My HP Pavilion at work is so much nosier and vibrates like a washing machine!
     
  9. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Stop making sense! Logical thinking doesn't belong here ;)
     
  10. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    Have a 17" HP laptop and a 15" Compaq

    they overheat and are loud...really loud

    the apple is a sleeper unless I'm watching flash videos or encoding
     
  11. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    yup.

    Fans only when needed, as nature intended.
     
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  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Could be better. My Thinkpad is absolutely silent.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Ya gotta turn it on! :D
     
  15. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    my x201 is quiet but it's still louder than my mbp, not that it makes much of a difference though
     
  16. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    My iBook G3 haz no fanz!!!!

    Form a line and s*** it!

    XD
     
  17. ferryh macrumors newbie

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    i wasnt sure if i even tured it on, i hear nothing at all,
    my toshiba laptop is like a fighter jet compare my 13" mac book pro 2010

    i was amazed by the noise it makes... witch is none... :)


    as in my first post : i am SO happy that i use a :apple: now! :)

    should got one ages ago!

    Greets

    Fer
     
  18. mac(maybe) macrumors member

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    It looks like this is a damn

    MACBOOK FANS-FANS CLUB

    :D

    p.s. my MBP 13'' is lovely quiet
     
  19. aaps59 macrumors regular

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    Unfortunetly I dont own a MBP ((wish I did)) but I have used my friends unibody 15 inch one multiple times and realized the fan is quite loud. I dont mind it but meh. It's louder than my Alienware.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Not a laptop, but my Mac Pro is really absolutely silent compared to my MacBook Pro.

    Touché.
     
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  22. mdnz macrumors regular

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    Its pretty much silent. Though I have to add that many of the laptops at my workplace (Non-Mac ones) are pretty much silent as well. The notebooks have come a long way.
     
  23. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty quiet, but I've never had a computer that consistently runs near as hot.
     
  24. macbookpro13 macrumors member

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    MBP 13" 2009 model. Dead quiet. Literally.

    My previous laptop was a 15" Toshiba with some AMD CPU from 2007. That thing was loud, hot, big, and heavy.

    Before I got my MBP, I HATED using laptops because of the crappy track pads, the cumbersome size/weight and the fragility. But I enjoy using my 13" Pro more than my old desktop computer in terms of comfort.
     
  25. the.orange.tuba thread starter macrumors member

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    Are 17" MBPs as quiet as the other Macbooks?

    I didn't see any responses from 17" MBP owners. Are they pretty quiet too?

    Hey guys, thanks for responding! I did love the descriptions of some of the non-mac computers. Sounds like or vibrates like: hair dryers, wind tunnels, washing machines, fighter jets, hahahaha. Sadly, I know what you guys mean!

    Thanks again!
     

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