Macbook air vs mac mini. Which is quieter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 250gb, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. 250gb macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    The mac mini spec says:

    Sound pressure level (operator position): 16 dBA at idle.

    The macbook air has no such spec. I want to ask people who've had both (or previous versions of both), which is quieter? I would think air's SSD reduces the HDD seek noise, but maybe air also has less space for air flow, resulting in the fans running at higher speeds?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Hard drive is louder than any fan would be. MBA would be quieter under 90% of circumstances.

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