Will I Need A Cooling Pad For New 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mike4AU, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Mike4AU macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    Just ordered an i7 13" new MPB (with Ivy Bridge) for my son. We are new to the Apple line of computers.

    Will I need to get a cooling pad for it? He has a Dell right now and it needs a cooling pad.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2012
    The cooling pad can certainly give you some extra peace of mind just knowing that it's a few degrees cooler. I have a 2011 13" MBP and it doesn't get hot to the touch ever. It's definitely not necessary.
  3. cygy2k macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2005
    How do the 13's compare to the 15's? I have a 2011 i7 quad MBP 15 and it gets scorching hot at times. Thinking of downsizing to the 13 but only if it stays much cooler - even on the i7 dual core.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Cooling pads are wastes of money. You've never needed one before, so you don't need one now.
  5. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    I've never needed one on any Mac's that I have owned... That type of thing is for PCs. ;):D
  6. Gata macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2010
    As someone who uses a hotter 2010 MBP (15") on his lap daily, I can say that he doesn't.

    The 13" doesn't get nearly hot enough to necessitate a cooling pad.
  7. Mike4AU thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011

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