Retina Macbook Pro - Runs quiet as ever!!!

Mikhailov

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May 3, 2010
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I just bought a Retina Macbook. I had to sell my 2010 Air to pay for my wedding, so the wife let me get this once we were married. I also bought a Sony PS3 monitor, and run the MBP in clamshell mode when I am home (the monitor is non-Retina, but still damn gorgeous looking...plus I use it for PS3 and XBox gaming when the wife wants to watch TV). But I digress from my own topic: Even closed running in Clamshell mode, I never hear the fan, and the computer is the coolest any of my computers have ever been in my lap during extended use. I even run Windows through Parallels, and both operating systems run smooth as butter with not a peep from the cooling fan. Apple's new cooling system is really something else. I've never had a Macbook run this smooth in my life.
 

dmccloud

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Sep 7, 2009
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I've never heard the fans themselves running, but I have heard the sound the air makes as it leaves the system. It's hard to nitice unless you're actually listening for it, actually. The asymmetric fans do a nice job of dissipating the sound.
 

Mikhailov

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I felt it get a little warm on my lap, but not overly so like my Air used to do. I'm also very amazed by how light the computer feels on my lap. It's just as light feeling as my Air was. Very happy with this Mac and will keep it for years.
 

Krazy Bill

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Dec 21, 2011
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I fired one up in an Apple Store. It sounded like a leaf blower. :eek:

I still think a lot of the rMBP inconsistencies are directly proportional to how much sleep the FoxConn worker got the night before.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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Mar 15, 2009
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I heard the fans kick up yesterday while editing a 36 megapixel HDR image in Photoshop CS6. That was the first time.
 

Jaro65

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Mar 27, 2009
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rMBP is indeed almost silent. Though this changed quickly once I started running Civ V. Not that that's unusual with games, of course.
 

Entopia7

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Feb 4, 2008
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The airflow is a vast improvement from the older macbook pro chassis. It is virtually silent at idle, and while the fans are audible during heavy load (gaming mostly), they quickly ramp down when you close you app/game out. I've had mine for a few days now and am very impressed so far.
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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I took apart my MacBook Air the other day to replace the SSD.

I inspected the fan because I was curious to how it was "symmetrical" design. To me it looks asymmetrical as well. It's also very quiet.
 

ljx718

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Dec 13, 2008
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I just bought a Retina Macbook. I had to sell my 2010 Air to pay for my wedding, so the wife let me get this once we were married. I also bought a Sony PS3 monitor, and run the MBP in clamshell mode when I am home (the monitor is non-Retina, but still damn gorgeous looking...plus I use it for PS3 and XBox gaming when the wife wants to watch TV). But I digress from my own topic: Even closed running in Clamshell mode, I never hear the fan, and the computer is the coolest any of my computers have ever been in my lap during extended use. I even run Windows through Parallels, and both operating systems run smooth as butter with not a peep from the cooling fan. Apple's new cooling system is really something else. I've never had a Macbook run this smooth in my life.
the 700-800 really help with the wedding?
 

ljx718

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Dec 13, 2008
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Not everyone needs to spend $100k on their wedding. Maybe you'll invite us all to yours? :p
i guess my point is, did he not have much savings for 700-800 to make a difference in the cost of a wedding? If it did make a difference, he should not be getting married because he doesnt have enough funds for a small wedding
 

DocStone

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Nov 27, 2006
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i guess my point is, did he not have much savings for 700-800 to make a difference in the cost of a wedding? If it did make a difference, he should not be getting married because he doesnt have enough funds for a small wedding
Who are you to judge? I sold a guitar for 800 just so I could pay for a small wedding. At the time, I was starting out but was willing to make a sacrifice for the woman I loved. I did what I wanted to and we were married. Best decision ever and we have been married for 7 years.

Don't judge others. He made a sacrifice and should be applauded for it.
 

Mikhailov

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May 3, 2010
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Who are you to judge? I sold a guitar for 800 just so I could pay for a small wedding. At the time, I was starting out but was willing to make a sacrifice for the woman I loved. I did what I wanted to and we were married. Best decision ever and we have been married for 7 years.

Don't judge others. He made a sacrifice and should be applauded for it.
Wow...I haven't checked this thread in awhile, but didn't know I was being judged for selling my Air.

You do what you need to at the time, and try to make up for it later. My friend had to sell all 3 of his video game systems for his wedding, and he has since bought them back. In my case (wedding was not small) we just needed that little bit extra two weeks before the wedding, and needed a quick solution.
 

ixodes

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Who are you to judge? I sold a guitar for 800 just so I could pay for a small wedding. At the time, I was starting out but was willing to make a sacrifice for the woman I loved. I did what I wanted to and we were married. Best decision ever and we have been married for 7 years.

Don't judge others. He made a sacrifice and should be applauded for it.
Excellent post!

It's very refreshing to read a post written by someone with stellar values.

Choosing to do the right (unselfish) thing is a sign of wisdom.

It's this type of behavior that is the hallmark of highly successful people.
 

sydenham

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Dec 23, 2010
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i guess my point is, did he not have much savings for 700-800 to make a difference in the cost of a wedding? If it did make a difference, he should not be getting married because he doesnt have enough funds for a small wedding

Like anyone cares about your point? What a clown.