Obligatory 2013 Is It Quiet Thread

Scott6666

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So are the new MBA's quiet with the new chipset.

Particularly, the i7's vs the i5's. Improved over the last model or just about the same?

Comparisons between the 11 and 13 would also be appreciated.
 

kis

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So are the new MBA's quiet with the new chipset.

Particularly, the i7's vs the i5's. Improved over the last model or just about the same?

Comparisons between the 11 and 13 would also be appreciated.
It's very quiet (1.3ghz i5 version) and stays much cooler than the 13" rMBP.
 

revisionA

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So far it has been silent. i7 only heated up when CIV locked up... all other things have been golden.
 

Appledreamer

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C'mon. No answers, really?
Hi my friend

i got the new macbook air on tuesday i think it was and the fan has not come on once on me. i have been getting great battery life, at one point 15hours. but for sure i get 12hrs

I have the i5/4GB/128GB SSD, it is mega fast

Anymore questions please ask.
 

curtoise

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Hi my friend

i got the new macbook air on tuesday i think it was and the fan has not come on once on me. i have been getting great battery life, at one point 15hours. but for sure i get 12hrs

I have the i5/4GB/128GB SSD, it is mega fast

Anymore questions please ask.
Is 4gb enough? I'm planning to go to the mall to pick up a base model, can you multitask without lagging? what programs do you usually have open?
 

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Is 4gb enough? I'm planning to go to the mall to pick up a base model, can you multitask without lagging? what programs do you usually have open?
I typically have a few dozen Safari tas open, mail, Hulu or Youtube, Pages, Skype etc., and I don't get many page outs. It doesn't lag on a computer without an SSD,so it would be even better on a MBA.
 

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Is 4gb enough? I'm planning to go to the mall to pick up a base model, can you multitask without lagging? what programs do you usually have open?
I normally have, skype always open, 4-5 tabs on safari, mail, i had facetime going there for about an hour, and was able to flick about no laging at all. the Idle on these new haswell cpu's chips are amazing.

4GB is more then enough for me. 8GB would have lots spare, when i check what i have left outta the 4 i normally have 2GB-1.5 or so free RAM. and that is me doing the most i would ever be doing on this.

as i say, i have yet to even hear the Fan come on. i copyed 5000 songs today and it still didnt come on. i think the fan is there only for turbo boost when, these Haswell cpus must be able to run nearly with out a fan.
 

fenderbass146

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For me it only ever game in during gaming in boot camp, not even during iTunes converting songs to 128 in maverick did it come on. On my 2011 it would have been on for sure
 

Appledreamer

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For me it only ever game in during gaming in boot camp, not even during iTunes converting songs to 128 in maverick did it come on. On my 2011 it would have been on for sure
maverick? do you have it, i thought it was not out yet?

what do you mean it came on in maverick?

is there anything else your fan has came on when tasking?
 

curtoise

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I'm testing Mavericks on a MBP early 2011 and the battery went from 2 hours to 4+. Very impressive, what's your battery with Maverick on the Air?
 

Appledreamer

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I'm testing Mavericks on a MBP early 2011 and the battery went from 2 hours to 4+. Very impressive, what's your battery with Maverick on the Air?
i wonder will the battery life get even better in mavericks when its out and installed on the new Macbook Airs (haswell) i am already getting 12hr min.
 

HiDEF

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I typically have a few dozen Safari tas open, mail, Hulu or Youtube, Pages, Skype etc., and I don't get many page outs. It doesn't lag on a computer without an SSD,so it would be even better on a MBA.
So you have a 4GB model? I just read that the HD 5000 reserves 1GB of system memory so I'm still not sure what I'm going to do.
 

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So you have a 4GB model? I just read that the HD 5000 reserves 1GB of system memory so I'm still not sure what I'm going to do.
No, MBP with 4GB. Upgrading to a 13" rMBP this year. 1GB RAM is a lot of memory reserved for the GPU (25%). That would be a deciding factor to get 8 if I were to buy a MBA today.
 

HiDEF

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