How HOT Will Your FANLESS M1 MacBook Air Get? – Thermal Testing with Gaming, 4K Monitors, Rendering
The new 2020 M1 MacBook Air does not have a fan, so how is it supposed to keep cool? In this video I put my MacBook through some extreme thermal testing. I use TGPro and a FLIR thermal imaging camera to see just how hot the MacBook Air gets when under load.
I render some 8K R3D footage shot in RAW via DaVinci Resolve, render After Effects compilations, Blender rendering, gaming, and multitasking with a 4K monitor.
After all testing, the MacBook Air performed very well and thermals stayed very consistent. However, if you are doing a lot of long gaming sessions or many hours of rendering often, I would suggest upgrading to a MacBook Pro for the sole purpose of the included fan.
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06:34 Thermals After 40 Minutes of Rendering
08:46 After Effects
09:23 Thermals After 30 Minutes of AE Rendering
12:36 Thermals After 30 Minutes of Blender Render
14:48 How The MacBook Air Performs Thermally
15:19 Thermal Test on Base of MacBook
16:30 Thermals After 1+ Hours of Gaming
19:43 1 Hr Multitasking on a 4K External Monitor Thermals
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