Which has less fan noise 13" or 15" MBPr

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  1. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Which MBPr is quieter and and cooler, 15. 8. 256 or a 13. 8. 256.
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    The i5 is going to produce less heat. That's just a fact of their design. i5 is a 35W CPU; i7 is a 45w.

    That said, the heat dissipation in both models is extraordinary. I will regularly use my 15" (2.7GHz) all day without hearing the fan once.
     
  3. jbud72 macrumors member

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    I have owned my 15" rMBP since release day and I don't believe I have ever heard the fans even come on once.
     
  4. Robster3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just can't decide between those 2 models, i may have to buy both and send back one. Anyone done that?
     
  5. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, a lot of people I'm sure.

    I've played with the 13". I absolutely love the design and portability. The 15" feels like a much bigger laptop- but only when it's open; closed you'll be blown away by how thin it is. The dedicated GPU was what pushed me in the direction of the 15", as I no longer can be bothered to keep a 1000W LED-lit furnace (AKA Windows gaming tower) in my bedroom and still like to play the occasional FPS or MMO.
     
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    That is because the fans are always on, but super quiet.

    My 13" i5 has the fans running at 2000rpm (slow) and you can't hear it even in a dead silent room. Temp wise this has been the best Mac I have owned. My Air and old 15" ran around 50-60 idle, this one runs around 30 celsius idle and under a normal CPU load still less than 50.
     

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