The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 23c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this. Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes. Load measurements were acquired by running Furmark and Cinebench together.
The cooling system is clearly well designed to maintain these temperatures, and we stress tested it for 12 hours solid for stability. It passed with flying colours.
We also attached 5 diodes to the rear of the machine to measure the load temperatures of various parts of the chassis. These were measured after 1 hour of intensive work.
The underside of the laptop has such intensive airflow that the temperatures never rise to anything we would consider a problem. It can get warm, but this isn’t the machine you will be using on your lap for hours anyway. It is very heavy and blocking the vents with clothing is not a good idea.