1. def_vlad's Avatar
    Hey. I am going to college this year and my dad told me to pick a laptop I want. My budget is 2000$. I am thinking between lenovo w540 or macbook pro retina 15 inch(the one without nvidia video card). I have never had a mac before and I really think it will satisfy my needs better. I don't play games, just browsing, email, normal stuff. I told my dad what i would like and he told me he heard macs go crazy hot after using them a long period of time, so i did a research and some people say they do, some say they don t. I really don t know what to think and what to do. I wish some of you will give me a honest opinion ! Thanks
    01-12-2015 09:24 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    None of the Mac laptops that I've owned have overheated. If I'm doing something graphically intense, it will heat up, the fans kick in and it cools down. Nothing to be concerned about.


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    01-12-2015 09:44 AM
  3. def_vlad's Avatar
    Thanks you very much. Now the question is : should I stick with the 15 or 13 inch MacBook ?
    01-12-2015 09:49 AM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    Thanks you very much. Now the question is : should I stick with the 15 or 13 inch MacBook ?
    That's totally a personal preference. I've had both through the years, and I prefer the 15" retina. However, if you're carrying it to class, that extra pound or so will matter.


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    01-12-2015 09:52 AM
  5. def_vlad's Avatar
    Alright, I hope it worths the money and that I won't have any problems with it , the Apple service in my country is very poor .
    01-12-2015 09:55 AM
  6. def_vlad's Avatar
    Thank you very much sir , I hope I won't get any problem with it , Apple service in my country is very poor .
    01-12-2015 09:58 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    MBP, OSX makes everything easier and simpler. It's a great device as well to do your work on.


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    01-13-2015 12:53 AM
  8. wbeard385's Avatar
    Is he looking to adopt?


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    01-13-2015 05:29 AM
  9. def_vlad's Avatar
    Sorry?
    01-13-2015 08:17 AM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    My MacBook heats up anytime you use it a lot. Definitely gets hot, but doesn't seem to be affecting performance of the MacBook.


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    01-13-2015 10:46 AM
  11. def_vlad's Avatar
    My MacBook heats up anytime you use it a lot. Definitely gets hot, but doesn't seem to be affecting performance of the MacBook.


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    That sucks, I suppose it's because of its material , I think aluminium gets hotter faster than plastic
    01-13-2015 01:47 PM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    That sucks, I suppose it's because of its material , I think aluminium gets hotter faster than plastic
    Agree, and with really no where for the heat to go(why Apple didn't drill holes to let some of the heat escape) it gets hot quick


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    01-13-2015 06:29 PM
  13. boovish's Avatar
    Just keep the vents on the bottom and back exposed and you'll be fine, all computers heat up eventually, even my Plastic macbook gets pretty hot sometimes
    01-14-2015 07:01 AM
  14. HankAZ's Avatar
    My MacBook heats up anytime you use it a lot. Definitely gets hot, but doesn't seem to be affecting performance of the MacBook.
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    Just keep the vents on the bottom and back exposed and you'll be fine, all computers heat up eventually, even my Plastic macbook gets pretty hot sometimes

    Like I said earlier, my rMBP heats up when I push it hard, but the fans kick in and the machine cools down. It’s working like it’s supposed to. And boovish is right - keep the vents uncovered and you’ll be fine.
    01-14-2015 08:40 AM
  15. Premium1's Avatar
    Like I said earlier, my rMBP heats up when I push it hard, but the fans kick in and the machine cools down. Its working like its supposed to. And boovish is right - keep the vents uncovered and youll be fine.
    Even propping it up the back still gets hot. One downside of an all metal device. Like I said, hasn't caused any issues, but definitely gets hot.


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    01-14-2015 10:21 AM

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