Macs without fans
Reply 21 of 24
March 26, 2006 8:01AM
Originally posted by dansgil
, not iMac.
He is just letting you know that his new iMac is super quiet.
He is responding to the the "silent" part of your post.
Reply 22 of 24
March 26, 2006 5:56PM
Well, my new MacBook Pro (got it early March) is essentially completely silent: the fans hardly every kick in, even while playing UT 2004 on full tilt, and the only thing I can hear is the internal hard drive. When that goes to sleep, e.g. if I'm reading a page and not clicking on any links, even the hard drive turns off and this thing is COMPLETELY SILENT. I can't even hear a sound putting my ear up to the chassis.
By the way, I have had the fans come on maybe twice since I got it, and even when they do kick in, they aren't very loud.
Reply 23 of 24
March 26, 2006 6:06PM
The fans on my old PowerMac G4, on the other hand. Major PAIN, Apple really dropped the ball with those! Talk about a jet engine under your desk. I was not a happy camper at all.
Other Mac's I have right now is the new Mac mini ("early 2006" model with Intel processor), and that's practically silent as well. I have used (but don't own) the new Intel iMac, and that is completely silent (I only tested it for about an hour, but during that time I basically couldn't hear it at all). The first gen G5 iMac is, while not annoyingly loud, kinda noisy. Especially when you do something intensive and the fans speed up.
Reply 24 of 24
March 26, 2006 6:48PM
The fans on my 1-year-old 15" PB have been almost silent, even when they're in high gear because I'm working her.
However, in the last week or two, the mid-level fan is still very quiet, but when it kicks into high gear it gets gratingly loud, like it had to spit a loogey. It's a very indelicate sound, and I wonder if it has anything to do with dust, since it's out and open a lot.