07-22-2018 08:11 AM
Hello, I am looking for a laptop that is silent or almost silent, no heat that makes using the laptop on laps uncomfortablly hot and have no serious thermal throttling issues like the MacBook Pro 2018 models are experiencing. If I buy the T480 or T480s, which CPU do you recommend? I use it mainly for productivity applications. Thanks
12-11-2018 03:25 AM
I bought the new high spec T480s, Intel Core i7-8550U, Nvida GPU, and it has thermal issues, required thermal patch....know issues but they sell it to you without knowledge. Patch has not fixed the thermal issue. Ramdomly rages at 94-98% CPU while only browsing internet, fans activate etc. very odd behaviour.
12-11-2018 11:40 AM
I recently purchased the T480, with the i5-8250U with integrated graphics, and after enabling Lenovo intelligent cooling the fan stays off most of the time (though it does come on ocassionally), and temperatures are well controlled. Running Prime95, the laptop never became uncomfortably hot (though the fan was on during the test). In fact, Speedfan recorded temperatures of around 56 degrees C during the stress test. Under nornal usage, Speedfan records temperatures of around 25 degrees, so the laptop is entirely comfortable to use on your lap. When on, the fan makes a 'woosh' sound rather than a high-pitched noise, so, for me, it is bearable. I can't comment on thermal throttling.
Hope this is of some help.