Is Macbook Pro 15 2017 silent/more quiet than 2016?

SolidSan

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I just got MBP 15 2016 (2.7ghz, rp455) and the fan is almost always on, even while light usage (web browsing, music) or when idle. Is 2017 one same deal in this department or is that one actually silent (not using fans for light usage) and generally more quiet?
 

ZapNZs

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How long ago did you get it?

If you go to the Activity Monitor, what are your top CPU processes?
 

SolidSan

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A week ago. WindowServer, Activity Monitor , Kernel Task , Safari, AppleSpell, Hidd, Sysmond - all somewhere between 1-10% usage
 

WhiteWhaleHolyGrail

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A week ago. WindowServer, Activity Monitor , Kernel Task , Safari, AppleSpell, Hidd, Sysmond - all somewhere between 1-10% usage
I have the same MBP as you and I have to press my ear to the KB to hear the fan usually. Higher loads will of course generate louder fans but even then they are quiet.
 

SolidSan

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Well, I'm often using it in a very quiet environment and can hear the fan even without pressing my head to KB. And when I switch to slightly bigger usage (need to run two windows apps in parallels - did not try VB yet), can hear it loud and clear. And I'm not even talking about trying out games.

Anyway, anyone knows if it's better with 2017?
 

New_Mac_Smell

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Well, I'm often using it in a very quiet environment and can hear the fan even without pressing my head to KB. And when I switch to slightly bigger usage (need to run two windows apps in parallels - did not try VB yet), can hear it loud and clear. And I'm not even talking about trying out games.

Anyway, anyone knows if it's better with 2017?
VM is going to eat up the CPU, but it should be fairly quiet when idle. Check CPU usage always, if something's using it, then the fans are going to come on to cool it down.

I find these things whisper quiet at idle which is brilliant, my old MBP was fairly loud at idle, but it's still a notebook so going to get hot and require cooling.
 

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