MacBook - Is there a lot of Fan noise?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by professor peach, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. professor peach macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    Hi All

    I've been lurking around these forums for a few weeks now as a guest, so I thought I'd do the honest thing & register. Here goes with my first questions.

    My poor old Dell lap-top has seen better days & I'm 99% sure that I want to go down the MAC route for my next computer.

    I have definitely decided to wait until Leopard is released before doing anything, but I need a bit of hardware advice.

    I primarily use my current (noisy) lap-top in the living room, where it's connected up to an LCD TV & a wireless keyboard & mouse, but I like the flexibility of a portable, if needed.

    I've had it with the noise my Dell makes. Is there a lot of fan noise with the Macbook, or would I be better off going for a Mini, even though I would lose the portability, to a certain extent?

    I realise that the Mini is due an up-date, so that's another good reason to go for a Macbook.

    Cheers in advance.
  2. Helianthus macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2007
    I'd say 80% of the time, my macbook is completely silent...but if I start doing anything cpu intensive, it sounds like a jet engine is taking off on my lap.
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    Mine has been totally silent, until last night when I started a game of CIV IV for Mac.

    played great, and yes the fans turned biggie, my Powermac is louder...

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