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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Robster3, Feb 21, 2013.
Which MBPr is quieter and and cooler, 15. 8. 256 or a 13. 8. 256.
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.
I have owned my 15" rMBP since release day and I don't believe I have ever heard the fans even come on once.
I just can't decide between those 2 models, i may have to buy both and send back one. Anyone done that?
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.
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.