Question before buying a Lenovo 320s

gnusmag77

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Hi all,

I'm looking for a cheap laptop with decent components, and the Lenovo 320s (i5-8250U) caught my attention.
The thing is, Iv'e read a review saying that this laptop performs worse then other models that use the same processor (from other manufacturers), since Lenovo limited its power consumption over load deliberately (probably have to do with heat distribution limitations in that small body).
The review was testing the 13.3" model, which is the smallest sub-model, but I wonder, is this also the same case with the 14" and 15.6" models?

My logic says, the casing of the 14" is bigger, thus components have more room to breath which in turn should lessen any limitations that have to do with temperature -but i might be wrong, and would love to hear more experienced opinions.

Appreciate anyone who takes the time answering my question, thank you :)
 

severinsen70

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I am actually typing from a new 720s with 8th gen processor. I've not experienced any heat issues whatsoever, sure it gets a little warm after gaming for a while but that's expected in a small form factor. I know on the 720s there is a dual fan cooling system which may help to keep overall temps down.

The wattage the CPU/GPU use are lower than typical gaming laptop components, which is why they can tend to throttle slightly during heavy loads (I have yet to experience this in gaming or anything else so far). This is to extend battery life, as ultrabooks are designed to be running for (ideally) a whole days of work,
 

severinsen70

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I am actually typing from a new 720s with 8th gen processor. I've not experienced any heat issues whatsoever, sure it gets a little warm after gaming for a while but that's expected in a small form factor. I know on the 720s there is a dual fan cooling system which may help to keep overall temps down.

The wattage the CPU/GPU use are lower than typical gaming laptop components, which is why they can tend to throttle slightly during heavy loads (I have yet to experience this in gaming or anything else so far). This is to extend battery life, as ultrabooks are designed to be running for (ideally) a whole days of work,
 
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