Your experience on laptop with Intel 8gen 6-8 cores and Max-Q please

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I consider to buy a laptop with Nvidia 1060 Max-Q or 1070 Max-Q GPU and 6-core Intel 8 Gen CPU such as i7-8750H or i9-8950HK. Is it true that laptops below 2kg with these configurations all run hot and have noisy fan and throttling issues? Know any that have these configurations but with issues mentioned above? Thanks
 

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Correct. I wouldn't trust any high end at the time i7 in a tiny laptop. The i5s should work better, but you need something large enough to handle the cooling. Tiny laptops like a surface shouldn't get high end i7s. It's just a bad idea.
 

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At first I thought you meant $2k. Reading that line again I see you want a small, light laptop. 2kg is around 4 or 5lbs which is really light for a laptop. I wouldn't be surprised at all that such a small laptop would have cooling issues with the new i5 and i7s. I think I personally would shoot for a heavier laptop, or get one with the 1060/1070, but a lower i5.

My GF's daughter got a surface 3 I think. Should have been a good unit, but she got one with the i7 in it and it's had nothing but problems. You can't put the highest end things in tiny spaces and expect it to work great every time. As I've heard, i3 and i5 surface units work great. Not so much for the i7 units. But I wasn't consulted at the time because I was mom's BF. What do I know right?
 

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Anybody knows if laptops with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U Processor with vPro have heat/noisy fan/thermal throttling issues?
 

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You can certainly find laptops with that CPU that work fine. I'm not sure you can find any that weigh 2kg. You need to choose. i7 that runs well, or a 2kg laptop without an i7.
 

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Since the Macbook Pro 2017 has very bad keyboard and the hardware are over a year old, I consider also Lenovo T480 and X1 Carbon 6th gen since I had good experience using the Thinkpad 20 years ago. Moreover, the T480 and Carbon X1 6th gen also received good reviews from Lisa of MobileTechReview. However, from the lenovo forums, these laptops have issues not mentioned by Lisa. These laptops with even 4-core also have heat and thermal throttling issues. Really annoying. So 8th gen CPU are powerful but I will need a heavy laptop to avoid heat, fan and thermal throttling issues?

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T480-throttling-and-high-CPU-temps/td-p/4036815/page/2

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-6th-gen-Fan-Noise/td-p/4053561/page/13
 

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Correct. I wouldn't trust any high end at the time i7 in a tiny laptop. The i5s should work better, but you need something large enough to handle the cooling. Tiny laptops like a surface shouldn't get high end i7s. It's just a bad idea.
 
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