• @Allero
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    1 month ago

    Installing a fan negatively impacts the passive cooling ability (at the absolute least by taking space that could be occupied by a bigger radiator and by obstructing the airflow), so it’s always a tradeoff.

    Apple wanted to make it passively cooled, and it wouldn’t be possible at decent loads if a fan would be installed alongside passive cooler.

    • @woelkchen@lemmy.world
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      11 month ago

      I have a 2021 Asus Zephyrus G14 unless I run a game, that thing is running without active cooling. Seems like a solved problem.

      • @Allero
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        11 month ago

        Solved for larger laptops.

        Macbooks are significantly slimmer, and have way less internal space that could be used to make a combined cooling system that would be passive most of the time.