iPad cooler than MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rhyalus, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

    Rhyalus

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    Hey All,

    I have an ipad 4 and a 2011 MBP i5 Base 13".

    I stream video from NFL Game Rewind which (I think) uses flash.

    The ipad 4 runs much cooler than the MBP. Do you notice this with other technologies as well?

    Any thoughts on why this is so?

    R
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Both computers use different processor architectures (x86 in the Mac vs. ARM in the iPad), which have different power consumption thus generate a different amount of heat.
    The Mac also has to use Flash in order to play those videos you watch, while the iPad probably can just use to play a H.264 encoded stream. Even if the iPad would be able to play Flash, it would not get as hot as a Mac though.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    ipad 4 would be using h.264...so it's just a streaming video file
    mbp uses flash, which isnt optimized well for osx

    if there was a way to watch it in h.264 on the mbp, it would use almost no cpu.
     
  4. Rhyalus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rhyalus

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    Thanks guys... what a shame... you would think that what would be a vastly superior CPU would be able to handle something like this.

    I have always known about the flash issues, but the fact that the ipad can play video without a problem really brings it home. NFL should make an app for MacOS X it seems...

    R
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The CPU is handling it. Why else would it get hot?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    NFL does not need to make an app, they should just offer H.264 streaming.

    • Safari: ClickToFlash, for which there is an extension and a plug-in; CTF allows you to download YouTube and other kinds of MPEG-4 encoded video too.
    • Opera: has a built-in Flash blocker
    • Firefox: Flashblock is an add-on to block Flash
    • Chrome: FlashBlock is an extension to block Flash

    Also make sure to have the latest Adobe Flash Player version running, you can get it here.[/Indent]
     
  7. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Of course the iPad is going to run cooler than a laptop/MBP. MBPs have much more capability and power in them, which is going to cause them to run hotter.
     

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