Which mac to buy for Airplay... MBA ok?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Drew n macs, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Drew n macs macrumors member

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    I am need of a secondary computer, and would like the feature of air play and understand you basically need a 2011 or newer mac. I have a late 2011 15 mbp and works great for airplay (does not get hot) but its my computer that I use for work. I had a 2010 13 mbp and used a display port cable to hdmi to stream content to my tv, but got hot, seem to be very hot.

    Can I use a 2011 13 mba to for airplay for long amount time will it heat up and cause a problem for the computer.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It gets hot because of the graphics/video. That's normal.

    If you want it mainly for AirPlay, get an iMac. It'll take the heat better.
     
  3. Primus84 macrumors 6502

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    A MBA won't have a problem with this at all. If it feels warm that's normal.
     
  4. Drew n macs thread starter macrumors member

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    I Dont mind if its hot as long as it does not ruin the machine. The reason why I wanted a Mba also for portability on weekend trips for web, emails light duty.

    I know the imac has a dedicated graphics card but does not help the portability part.
     
  5. JCL macrumors member

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    Im pretty sure ALL new computers have a fail safe built into them that shuts the computer down before the processor melts itself.
     
  6. Primus84 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's not going to get so hot as to cause a problem, nowhere near.
     

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