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Your heat experiences with the MBP 13 2012

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Nov 17, 2012 10:42 PM

Looking to buy a new machine, actually I already picked one, I'm going for a MPB 13.3inch i7 (2012).

Even though, I read a lot of people saying around the internet, that this machine tends to heat a LOT.

I want to know your personal experience with the mbp13 (2012 please, i7 experience would be even better). All kind of people welcome to share, from web-browsing like facebook, to word processing and even video edition or gamers (if you managed to play something on this ).

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • DanielLPro Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to emiliocw12)

    Are you talking about the MacBook Pro 13-inch (Non-Retina)?


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  • DanielLPro Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to emiliocw12)

    Good, because I have the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 13-inch Non-Retina. I would say this computer really doesn't get hot at all. With your average Internet browsing with nothing else opened this computer is relatively cool and the fan is quiet. If you have multiple applications opened such as Safari, iTunes, Notes, and iPhoto for example, it gets a little warm but the fan is still just as quiet. Now video editing/gaming. When I am editing a YouTube video or playing a game (depending on how graphic intensive/big the game is) alone with nothing else opened, the computer gets fairly warm and the fan is louder. Now if I am editing a video/gaming and have other applications opened the fan can get really loud and the computer can get really hot. When I say 'really hot' I mean REALLY hot, because this is made out of aluminum the outside surface of the MacBook Pro can get even more hot then the inside. Keep in mind that the heat is different depending on what surface I'm on because on my pants, bed, couch, etc. it would be hotter but on a table it would be substantially cooler.



    Hope this helps,


    - Daniel 

  • DanielLPro Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to emiliocw12)

    I would suggest a laptop cooling mat or pad and also make sure the fan which is the back of the laptop is always open for ventilation.


    - Daniel 


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