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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ghileman, Oct 20, 2010.
My lap can't handle the heat when I'm running video on my Rev B
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.
that's what i was afraid of. bummer.
Probably not as there is only 1 fan for both the CPU/GPU
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.
My future unborn children are counting on Apple solving the heat problem.
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.
Yep. $300 Atom netbooks with Win7 run Flash better than $1,300 Air.
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.
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...
That's an Adobe problem, not an Apple problem.
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...
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.
I really hope the new Airs (somehow) run cooler. Perhaps the 11.6 will be cooler? (Or maybe hotter?)
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.
Does the new MBA have a fan?
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.
Yeah so they ran many things, didnt get hot and yet you sold it for an iPad? Intersting.
Reviews say it dead silent heat is slight.
Are these online reviews? Any links?
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.
"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."
Music to my ears.
I personally consider such devices rubbish.