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Registered: ‎05-24-2018
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Which CPU do you recommend for Carbon X1 Gen 6?

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?

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Registered: ‎07-16-2018
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Re: Which CPU do you recommend for Carbon X1 Gen 6?

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.

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Re: Which CPU do you recommend for Carbon X1 Gen 6?

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.


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