Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Faux Carnival, Aug 6, 2011.
I read about i7 MBA's heating too much. Is this the case? Or is it just a lie?
My 13" i7 is as cool as refrigerated ground beef. Get it and forget it.
I've had ZERO heat issues with the i7. It runs cooler than the 13" 2010 IMO.
Is this even a question? The i7 is obviously better if you can afford it.
I have the i5.. Would have loved the i7 - but I bought from BestBuy and they don't carry the i7s.. .
Look at this link:
If you're willing to go this route, the i5 offers substantial savings.
Here is a nice review comparing the two.
I for one, went for the i7 considering it was only 90 more dollars. As for the fan and heat issues, I haven't experienced any so far.
Keep in mind that this is for the 11. The difference between the processors for the 13 is much smaller.
The i7 runs a little bit warmer than the i5 at idle, but it is fine overall, and I'm not worried at all about overheating issues.
I have the 11in i7 and have had absolutely no issues with excessive heat.
It is really a dilemma for me. I am always torn between i5 or i7. Some people say i7 is too warm and not much faster and some people say they dont have a problem with the heat from i7. still thinking now.
Some people are really OCD about heat on their laptops. If they can feel even a little warmth there must be something wrong.
As for performance: There is a big jump from the 1.6 i5 to the 1.8 i7. Otherwise it's a marginal increase on the 1.7 i5.
It all depends on what you plan on doing with it. I have no problems with my i5 MBA 13" and the performance increase is less than 10%. I'm pretty sure that's not worth an extra $90... but that's me. It's all up to you!
Getting the ultimate was tempting with the previous Air since it was weak to begin with, anything more was appreciated, but the i5 handles easily any "basic" use.
I suspect lots of people are getting the i7 while not really needing it.