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My dad just recently got a new Macbook pro, I was against it since I always thought they were priced higher because of the brand name. Anyways, when I went on it, I realized that there is no venting or fans on the outside. How is this possible? Doesn't the hot air have to be blown out somewhere?
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post #2 of 46
It's blown out in the hinge between the screen and keyboard. Not very well either.
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On my Macbook the hot air gets blown out through the hinge between the monitor and the key board. You don't really notice it until it gets hotter then normal.
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post #4 of 46
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oh I didn't even realize that, will it be suitable for gaming since the venting isn't very good? Like do Macbooks overheat a lot or does there difference in design make them better cooled?
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post #5 of 46
This is the Fan
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This is with the Heatsink on
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Heatsink off
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post #6 of 46
Macs overheat quite easily from what I've seen.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post

On my Macbook the hot air gets blown out through the hinge between the monitor and the key board. You don't really notice it until it gets hotter then normal.

This. I touched one at Best Buy and I almost burnt my arm off. /exaggeration
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Macs overheat quite easily from what I've seen.

Mine doesn't really do that. The only time it normally does that is when I'm ripping my DVD collection to my hard drive.
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Macbooks are cooled by evil and corruption.devil.gif
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post #10 of 46
I was under the impression that the aluminum body acted like a large heatsink.
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