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 temperatures are fairly good, although the processor does heat up to 84c when loaded for some time. Nothing dangerous, but a little higher than we would like to see under normal circumstances.
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 can get warm near the battery, as the system fan and heatsink/heatpipes are positioned to the left (right from underneath). Most of the hot air is pushed horizontally across and out the side, but it does get rather toasty on a lap.