Heat and fan noise from the Retina MacBook Pro

Marco Arment:

Effectively, heat and fan volume are the same as the previous model, but the fan noise has a less irritating tone. If the previous 15” MacBook Pro design was too hot or loud for your preferences, the Retina model probably will be, too.

Here it goes: I will not buy the new Retina MacBook Pro.



gfxCardStatus is a menu bar application for OS X that allows users of late 2008 — 2011 MacBook Pros (15″ and 17″) to view which GPU is in use at a glance, and switch between them on-demand.

Switching to the integrated graphics card seems to drastically cool down my current MacBook Pro. The battery life also gets better. I’ll simply always switch the graphics card if the MacBook isn’t plugged-in (can be done automatically) or I work with it on my lap while it’s still plugged-in.
Great, so I’ll probably don’t have to buy the new one. Thanks to Kim for the tip.