MacBook Exhaust Vents

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  1. Slip macrumors 6502a

    Slip

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    #1
    Bit of a nooby question but I was just wondering where the vents are :eek:
    On my laptop its on the right hand side which I really like cos when its sat on your lap it isn't blowing hot air onto your legs and also if it rocks back a little you don't block the vents with your trousers
    Also on this note, how loud is it when in light use eg web and IM etc?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Check above the keyboard under the display hinge.
     
  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    On the back corners and in the middle of laptop between the display and keyboard.
     
  4. Slip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. triddent222 macrumors regular

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    It isn't too bad. You don't feel the hot air blowing out of the vents when using your laptop or anything.

    Under normal use (web, music, word processing, etc) the MacBook Pro isn't loud at all. If you're using Photoshop or some other more intensive apps, you will certainly feel the fans accelerating, but they're easily overpowered by Music and/or using headphones.
     
  6. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the grilles on the corners were the speakers ?
     
  7. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    They are. The large, wide area where the the display hinge is located is the vent for the CPU and anything else needing venting (ie the GPU on the MBP).

    And like others have said, it is pretty quiet when doing minor stuff. It isn't until mine gets above about 60C that the fans kick on.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Does the MB use the keyboard for ventilation like the PB?
     
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I like the vent over the display hinge because it keeps my hands warm during winter. Type a bit and put my hands over it. ;)
     

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