Thermal Map Reveals How Hot the Retina Display MacBook Pro Runs [Photos]
Thermal Map photos of the new Retina Display MacBook Pro reveals how hot the notebook can get during various usage scenarios.
Japanese site IT Media performed several tests with a thermal camera. The first test measured how hot the notebook ran while in sleep mode. The temperature was measured at 30.3 degrees Celsius (the same as when it was shutdown) and the audio was measured at just 30 decibels (nearly inaudible).
The second test was performed after the MacBook Pro ran a 15 minute QuickTime movie. The temperature was measured at 35.1 degrees Celsius.
The final tests pushed the MacBook to its limits by running Cinebench and other CPU intensive applications. At its highest, the temperature reached 48.2 degrees Celsius and the audio measured at 46 decibels. This temperature may be too hot for some laps but would not commonly be reached in typical day to day use.
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