Macbook Air heat?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by TheCaptain95, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. TheCaptain95 macrumors newbie

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    Any problems (heating wise) from a lot of intense work?
     
  2. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    No.
     
  3. hiasl macrumors newbie

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    +1 on NO!
     
  4. TheCaptain95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine stays nice and cool in OS X Mountain Lion. If I run VMWare and Windows 7 it "warms up" a little.
     
  6. TheCaptain95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so bottom line, stays cool even after heavy video/photo editing use?:)
     
  7. Moneymiike420 macrumors regular

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    She stays pretty damn cool to the touch unless your charging battery ..

     
  8. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    There is literally not a single laptop in the world that stays cool under heavy video use. The Macbook doesn't have a heat problem.
     
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    What's your definition of heat - comfortable to use on a desk, comfortable on pants, comfortable on bare legs?
     
  10. TheCaptain95 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah yes should probably make that clear :p 80% of the time I'd use my MB would be on my lap, so as long as its not so warm as it becomes uncomfortable on my lap through trousers I'm happy :)
     
  11. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    I almost always use mine on a table so there is plenty of air flow. When used continuously on your lap, your legs will contribute to the heat.
     
  12. plucky duck macrumors 6502

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    I have mine encased in a Sena folio case, for better or worse I don't feel the heat under the case. After intense use it may take a few minutes to wind down the laptop fan and then all is good again. The Air does not overheat, shutdown, or reboot itself. There may be long term effects if the temperature becomes uncontrollably high. Not sure if heat or cold is its worse enemy.
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Put a magazine under it if it gets too hot for your lap.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This applies to all Mac notebooks: Apple Portables: Operating temperature
     
  15. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    No. Even when watching hours of videos, it's like an ice cube compared to my previous laptop, a Gateway NX570XL.
     
  16. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    They can get quite hot around the rear left of the base, but not enough to cause serious concern. But anyone who says they don't get hot is a liar.

    I can confirm that few MBA's I've had all get hot when watching videos on YouTube etc.

    The person who said they are "like an ice cube" is clearly on crack.
     
  17. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    You sound like a childish little boy who likes to engage in hyperbole.
     
  18. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    I sound like a MBA user who confirms they can get hot.
     
  19. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    I've used my 2012 MBA for several hours where watching YouTube videos was parts of that (Flash installed) and the bottom was only slightly warm to the touch, not hot at all.
     
  20. l0gikb0mb macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't go by what people say here - try and see if you can get some real experience with it.

    Lots of people talk about light gaming and how it's pretty capable with the HD4000.

    It's true, except that the heat is atrocious. Minutes within Minecraft, it's enough to burn you on the top left corner. It's laughable that they play like this.
     
  21. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you think we would take your word above anyone else's? Especially after your childish post, your bully opinion is meaningless.

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    Look out. Steve is going to say that you're on crack.
     
  22. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    The unavoidable truth is that they can get hot. There's just absolutely no disputing this fact or denying it. I think it's poor form to cheat the OP with an incorrect answer to his question.

    I found my old 2010 MBA with the C2D was the coolest running MBA I've ever owned but it still got toasty when under load or watching lots of video content. The 2011 model gets warmer a lot quicker.

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    I don't game on mine but that top left corner is a problem when it comes to heat, that's for sure. I guess that's where the CPU is, the fan get crank up to a very high speed but thankfully it's not too noisy under stress.
     
  23. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    They can get pretty warm in the back, but if you've ever used an older MacBook Pro, it's nothing close to as hot as those would get.
     
  24. Calot macrumors regular

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    If you play Starcraft 2 on high settings, yes.

    If you watch movies, no. Very nice and comfortable.
     
  25. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    The OP didn't ask if it gets hot. He asked, "Any problems (heating wise) from a lot of intense work?" I responded no, as in no problems.
     

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