Will the new Air run any cooler?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ghileman, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. ghileman macrumors regular

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    My lap can't handle the heat when I'm running video on my Rev B
     
  2. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Short answer - no.

    Don't see how it could.

    But maybe... a little

    Then again, could run hotter.

    It's not as if they listen to the customers or something like that.
     
  3. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    that's what i was afraid of. bummer.
     
  4. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not as there is only 1 fan for both the CPU/GPU
     
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I take it back.

    I just was looking at the photo's and they have a new (rather odd) thermal design, so who knows what it will be like.

    The new design apparently has a true heat pipe that the older ones didn't have. But now there's no plate.

    Looks rather unusual.

    We shall see.
     
  6. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    My future unborn children are counting on Apple solving the heat problem.
     
  7. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Soo small and light,

    yet soo loud


    If this thing's fan kicks on every time I watch a flash video or open up 10 apps.. I'm never going to buy it.
     
  8. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Yep. $300 Atom netbooks with Win7 run Flash better than $1,300 Air.
     
  9. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I'm definitely curious about the heat issue. The main reason I haven't replaced my 2 year old MBP is because I'm waiting on something with a proper mobile processor that does burn my ding-dong.
     
  10. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    LOL. I've used apple laptops as (partial) birth control for years. Prolly won't change any time soon, though my lil' one cell'd kids hope so...
     
  11. iCheddar macrumors 6502a

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    That's an Adobe problem, not an Apple problem.
     
  12. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    Sure that's the reason. It's not as if intel or amd don't have a decent enough chip they can put in there. Because as we all know apple don't have problem making their devices extra hot, like the ipad gets hot say...:rolleyes:
     
  13. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    rubbish, $300 atom netbooks don't run anything better, simply because most of them don't run anything, period. Unless you mean one window with one tab and one flash video playing. Yes, then they do run it better.
     
  14. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    I really hope the new Airs (somehow) run cooler. Perhaps the 11.6 will be cooler? (Or maybe hotter?)
     
  15. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    I really hope they run cooler or this thing won't sell. My friend's Rev A would burn my lap when idling, and I am very heat tolerant. It was even hotter than my Macbook (Penryn) running a game, similar to microwaving a plate of food and putting it on one's lap.

    I don't want the stories of burnt laps to repeat with this because the machine looks really nice otherwise. I don't think I'll buy one since I have a Macbook Pro already (and a student budget), but I want the air to succeed to see what Apple does with it.
     
  16. RobNor macrumors 6502

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  17. ghileman thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  18. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    Rubbish to your comment. Netbooks run many things well and at the same time. Also, my Samsung (I sold it to get an ipad) netbook didn't get hot; it barely got warm.

    As of now, I really like the specs on the new mbas. However, for me, if they get too hot, it's a no go. I'm crossing my fingers.
     
  19. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah so they ran many things, didnt get hot and yet you sold it for an iPad? Intersting.
     
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  21. RobNor macrumors 6502

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    Are these online reviews? Any links?
     
  22. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    I see no contradiction. For me, the iPad, being a slate tablet, was a better mobile. Also, I read a lot and like scribbling down notes and ideas; the iPad perfoms these tasks better. That doesn't mean that the netbook wasn't a good mobile.
     
  23. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    "Speaking of heating issues, Flash heat-ups aside, the Air sits noticeably cooler in the lap than the MacBook Pro does. And the thing runs absolutely silently. Even when I had Flash blaring, there was just heat, no noise."


    http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/21/new-macbook-air-review/
     
  24. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    Music to my ears. :D
     
  25. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    I personally consider such devices rubbish.
     

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