07-31-2018 08:02 AM - edited 07-31-2018 08:03 AM
Hello, I am considering to buy a Carbon X1 Gen 6. I want a laptop that has no heat (uncomfortably hot when using it on the laps), noisy fan nor thermal throttling issues when doing productivity work, playing youtube 4K videos, perhaps some CAD and Matlab, connecting to a 4K monitor and TB3 dock, etc. In this case, which CPU option do you recommend?
07-31-2018 09:46 AM - edited 07-31-2018 09:46 AM
Mine is i7-8650u and I don't have any of issues you worry. I undervolted and repasted (may not need at all). In the 25C room temperature, 33-35C in idle and get 40-45C when watching 4k youtube contents. In normal usuage, the temp is under 50C most of time unless there are massive Windows updates. So it's pretty much quiet. I don't have TB3 dock so I can't answer how it will affect the temperature.
07-31-2018 10:03 AM
I have an x1 yoga gen3, which is like an x1 carbon with a touch screen. I also have i7-8650u and have no heat issues.