What's this about fans?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by therealseebs, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. therealseebs macrumors 65816

    therealseebs

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    I hear that supposedly the Air has new fans now. What's the deal? Can anyone point to or offer a more detailed technical explanation of what exactly is "asymmetric" about the new fans?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Only the 15" retina Macbook Pro has new fans.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  4. therealseebs thread starter macrumors 65816

    therealseebs

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    So, the people who did a teardown of an Air and found new fans were on drugs? :)
     
  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but the new fans are supposed to spread it out over the machine instead of just in one area. So you won't notice as much, or if at all.

    This is one of the things I think that makes it a big upgrade over the 2011 model.
     
  6. rygamble macrumors regular

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    From what I understand, it actually spreads the sound of the fans over multiple frequencies to reduce what you can hear.
     
  7. snapper64 macrumors regular

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    Correct, it will hopefully be a little quieter.
     
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    That's what it was. Thanks!
     
  9. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    Is this confirmed on both 11" and 13" laptops?
     

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