Late 2016 15" MBP Fans

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  1. dgbarar macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    Hi All,

    I just got my new late 2016 MBP (2.9 GHZ, 1 TB, 460). My impression is that it has similar battery life to my late 2013 15" MBP (2.6 GHZ, 512 GB).

    One thing that I have noticed is that I can always here the faint whisper of the fans running on the late 2016 where I could almost never hear the fans on the late 2013 (I knew they were running if I put my ear up to laptop on the backside but I really had to force myself to actually hear them running). Is this normal? Or, is this due to a difference in physical design and less heat removing capability.

    Cheers,

    Donald Barar
     
  2. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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  3. MarcBou macrumors regular

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    Yey! Finally a post for everyone who loves the new Macbook Pro. I'm a fan too!
     
  4. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    Bump. I would like ask this question again. I can hear the a faint whisper of fans running constantly on my new 15" 2016 MBP under light load. This is different from my experience with my late 2013 15" MBP--I could never hear the fans under light load.

    Can anyone confirm for me if this is normal for the late 2016 MBP

    Donald Barar
     
  5. kis macrumors 65816

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    Only the 15" models have their fans on all the time. The fan's very quiet, though - I'm extremely sensitive to noise and it really doesn't bother me at all. On the upside, the fan has been staying this quiet pretty much constantly on mine - even during heavy LR and photoshop sessions, I never heard it spin up, while the 2015 rMBP used to get extremely loud as soon as LR started - that was the main reason for me switching to an iMac a year ago.
     

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