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How Loud Are Your Mac's Fans?

When they get hot, Macs turn on various internal fans to keep components cool. The noise can be annoying, but just how loud is it? If you have an iOS device with a built-in microphone, you can download one of many free sound meter apps (search on decibel in the App Store) and see if you're subjecting your ears to a truly unreasonable noise level.

 
 

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How to Buy a PC (And Retain Your Sanity)

It's easy for Mac users to lose sight of what the rest of the computing industry goes through when dealing with hardware. Macs are extremely coherent - there's only one vendor, there aren't many variables to consider, and pricing tends not to vary widely from reseller to resellerShow full article

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