The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 24c – 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.
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 gaming.
The top right section of the chassis gets the hottest, and by a considerable margin. There is a lot of air flow in this region as heat is transfered out the side of the machine. It isn’t the most comfortable machine to use when gaming as it can get quite warm but under general office duties these temperatures are significantly lower.