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Danteiskool

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To keep it short, I'm currently using a 2020 Air and I'm tired of always hearing the fan and it unexpectedly cutting off as the fan gets louder. I mostly use my Mac for watching movies/shows, reading books/comics/manga and watching videos. I use Safari and Firefox.

At the moment I'm choosing between a 15 inch 2019 Pro and a 16 inch 2019 pro. I don't know anything about the internal mechanics of MacBooks I just need something that can manage me doing these leisure tasks. Sometimes I multitask so that's often when I hear the fan intensifying on my air.

Which would be the better purchase for what I'm looking for?

Please help
 

James_C

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I would recommend a M2 or M1 MacBook Air. It is night and day different to your current MBA. No fan, great battery life. Much improved screen.

Unless you need to run Windows I would avoid the 2019 MBP, as these are Intel machines and will run hot and you are likely to hear the fans, although not as bad as the 2020 Air. Also Apple is migrating all Macs to Apple Silicon, at some point new versions of Mac OS will only support Apple silicon.

EDIT: Apologies, I have just seen your other post, I see that you need to run a software that does not run on Apple Silicon. Please ignore my suggestion.
 
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Danteiskool

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I would recommend a M2 or M1 MacBook Air. It is night and day different to your current MBA. No fan, great battery life. Much improved screen.

Unless you need to run Windows I would avoid the 2019 MBP, as these are Intel machines and will run hot and you are likely to hear the fans, although not as bad as the 2020 Air. Also Apple is migrating all Macs to Apple Silicon, at some point new versions of Mac OS will only support Apple silicon.

EDIT: Apologies, I have just seen your other post, I see that you need to run a software that does not run on Apple Silicon. Please ignore my suggestion.
Unfortunately, the new MacBooks are off the table due to the fact that I use Dragon to control my mac. It has to be one of the Intel-based models.
 
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Alex Cai

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To keep it short, I'm currently using a 2020 Air and I'm tired of always hearing the fan and it unexpectedly cutting off as the fan gets louder. I mostly use my Mac for watching movies/shows, reading books/comics/manga and watching videos. I use Safari and Firefox.

At the moment I'm choosing between a 15 inch 2019 Pro and a 16 inch 2019 pro. I don't know anything about the internal mechanics of MacBooks I just need something that can manage me doing these leisure tasks. Sometimes I multitask so that's often when I hear the fan intensifying on my air.

Which would be the better purchase for what I'm looking for?

Please help
I would recommend a Mac with Apple silicon
We were in a similar situation(A quite new intel Mac that sucks) I once owned a Intel Air19, and I changed it with a M2↘︎

But if you must have to use Intel, get a 13" Pro. To keep the temperature down use the app called Turbo Boost Switcher
It disables the Intel Turbo Boost (My Intel Air 1.6Ghz Cpu runs at 2.8Ghz because of turbo boost)
 
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Danteiskool

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Aug 21, 2022
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I would recommend a Mac with Apple silicon
We were in a similar situation(A quite new intel Mac that sucks) I once owned a Intel Air19, and I changed it with a M2↘︎

But if you must have to use Intel, get a 13" Pro. To keep the temperature down use the app called Turbo Boost Switcher
It disables the Intel Turbo Boost (My Intel Air 1.6Ghz Cpu runs at 2.8Ghz because of turbo boost)
Thanks for the response. Another reason I'm upgrading is because I want a larger screen. Does the turbo boost switcher app function the same on a larger MacBook? 15 or 16 inch? Or does it work best on the 13 inch?
 
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