The problem of not having a fan
Few drawbacks can be put to Apple’s chips for their computers and laptops, due to its great performance, efficiency and low consumption. However, the MacBook Air was the first processor to feature the M2 chip and marked the complete removal of ventilation inside its components, leaving only the passive ventilation to cool the unit.
This passive mechanism provides silence and less impact on accumulation of dust and dirt. A priori, it may seem an advantage, but it really is not, because if the mechanism does not dissipate heat, it makes it much more difficult to reduce the temperature of components when you’re doing tough jobs.
Thermal throttling and performance drop
If your MacBook Air isn’t performing complex tasks, the device does not suffer from heating problems mentioned above, but, of course, when you buy a device with such characteristics, look for it to respond efficiently to the activities you are doing, whether they are simpler or more complex, and not be worried about overheat the computer and, in the worst case, reach thermal throttling along with its subsequent drop in performance. In short, the absence of ventilation makes the MacBook Air unable to exercise its sustained performance over time.
Obviously, we are not talking about doing 3D projects on the MacBook Air because it is a team that is not thinking for it, but if it is intended to perform editing tasks in Lightroom or interface design in Figma or Adobe XD. That’s where the MacBook Air is too It can reach high levels of temperature.
Reduced read speed of SSDs
We have already seen that Apple has removed the ventilation of the MacBook Air. However, it has not only been the company’s only cut, as it has also rReduced disk speed of SSDs in the entry versions, that is, the 256 GB version, obtaining the most advanced reading values in the 512 GByte version.
The differences between both SSDs are not very big, and it only affects when opening files or documents, although if you are not an expert user or have tried many devicesYou won’t notice much of a difference.
By way of conclusion, from the bitten apple, We do not understand Apple’s decision to reduce the reading speed of the SSDs in order to reduce the price of the products a little more, nor the complete elimination of the fans from the MacBook Air, although we can understand that Apple, as they are input devices and From its most basic chip, it understands that the user group does not require high disk speeds for its workflow or active ventilation as in the MacBook Pro.
Leave us in the comment box what you think of this decision that Apple has made about this equipment.