Just cancelled my 15" i5 order - too hot?

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  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    After reading the review on Anandale I decided to cancel my order. It's not good to hear that the thing is even hotter on the lap than the last model. The article stated that cooler Arrandales are coming later this year. I think I'll wait until then, or until there are enough real world reports that these things are not burning hot.
     
  2. jmdMac macrumors regular

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    I also read that article and am now considering waiting...I plan to be using this machine for a good part of most days, and part of that time will be on my lap. I don't want a hot macbook.
     
  3. WonkyPanda macrumors regular

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    *shrug* After 2 hours of gaming the thing was WAY cooler than my 13" C2D unibody. Maybe the 15's are different?
     
  4. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    More fans for starters.
     
  5. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    Do not know about the i5 but my i7 runs WAY cooler than my older C2D. Just slightly warm after hours of use.;)
     
  6. Hadron macrumors regular

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    Of course we don't _know_ that Apple will use these - the "Waiting for a cooler Arrendale" thread could be another long one. So I reckon I've waited long enough.

    Anyway, at least you can put a cushion under a MBP - my current Dell gets uncomfortably hot, especially near the air outlet, but since the inlets are on the underside that's not an option.
     
  7. AshStorm macrumors member

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    Greg,
    Are you running a 15" or 17"?
     
  8. Quetsche macrumors member

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    Could you link the article?
    ty
     
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    I have an i7 15" and even after gaming I've never seen the CPU go above 50 degrees.
     
  12. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    50ºC is what my 2009 C2D reaches when watching films! :eek:
     
  13. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm running now a 2008 Penryn. Was was your old one? His hot was relative to the last unibody I suppose. Compared to what I have no, maybe it is cooler.

    What are your temps when doing more than surfing?
     
  14. qwerty2k macrumors regular

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    my cpu idles at about 65ºC (whitebook SR late 2007) and goes up to about 80ºC when watching youtube :(
     
  15. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Might be the effects of dust accumulating inside.
     
  16. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You get a lot of use out of that strip! :)

    Don't you think if I wear codpiece the fish will burn and get smelly from all that i5 heat?
     
  17. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Stick in some oil and potatoes and BOOM instant fish and chips.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    What are you going to be doing with this laptop? From the reviews I've read it says it can get hot, but only when stressed, and that for 90% of normal usage it was cooler than previous models.
     
  19. qwerty2k macrumors regular

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    could be, though its been pretty damn hot ever since ive had it, top elft hand corner underneath the laptop is where it gets boiling, assuming thats where the cpu is?
     
  20. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    This is my take on it too. I just spent an hour playing with a core i7 machine at the Apple store. It was a 15" hi-res antiglare model. As a test I watched 10 mins of Youtube and then a 720p trailer and the bottom casing was warm, but not uncomfortable.
     
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    If we are going to continue the anecdotal evidence, my last gen 13" MBP has NEVER been uncomfortably hot on my lap. Again though, it all comes down to what you are doing.
     
  22. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    My 17" i7 is, no lie, 10 c cooler on avg Then my old 2.66 c2d while doing the same tasks. I love it. I got the matte too!
     
  23. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    All recent Apple laptops get hot there. It's normal, and it's a good sign it is very hot. Hot=more dissipation. If it was cold, where would the heat be going?
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Mine becomes pretty warm there too, but only when charging. The temp drops drastically once fully charged.
     

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