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

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  1. Mike4AU macrumors member

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    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.

    Mike
     
  2. Rizzm macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    Cooling pads are wastes of money. You've never needed one before, so you don't need one now.
     
  5. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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