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  Reply # 1699219 6-Jan-2017 09:50
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joker97:

 

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Funny enough the only time my MacBook Pro gets hot is when I bootcamp. I don't put it under any real stress mind you.

 

 

I've read a lot of reviews that said something about the unibody of the Mac being used as a giant heat sink or something. But I think to myself, the only way it doesn't get hot when stressed is if it never gets stressed ie massively throttled like the iMacs ;p

 

 

If it was a giant hotsink then it would be hot on the external surface.





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  Reply # 1699224 6-Jan-2017 10:05
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If you say so man. Not heard of them being artificially throttled before. 

 

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=imac+thermal+throttling





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  Reply # 1699226 6-Jan-2017 10:08
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freitasm:

 

joker97:

 

lxsw20:

 

Funny enough the only time my MacBook Pro gets hot is when I bootcamp. I don't put it under any real stress mind you.

 

 

I've read a lot of reviews that said something about the unibody of the Mac being used as a giant heat sink or something. But I think to myself, the only way it doesn't get hot when stressed is if it never gets stressed ie massively throttled like the iMacs ;p

 

 

If it was a giant hotsink then it would be hot on the external surface.

 

 

I must have been reading the wrong sites.





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  Reply # 1699250 6-Jan-2017 10:30
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joker97:

 

lxsw20:

 

If you say so man. Not heard of them being artificially throttled before. 

 

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=imac+thermal+throttling

 

 

 

 

So they have thermal protection? What a design flaw....

 

 

 

You were making out like they were being throttled so they didn't get hot in the first place. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1704039 16-Jan-2017 12:13
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Alright guys. I still havent got myself a new laptop.

 

What are your thoughts on the below? I'm torn between them all, could go either way, however the Asus from MightyApe is the front runner for me

 

 

 

Asus Zenbook 310UA - Price says $1500, but I can get it for $1300

 

Dell Inspiron 15-5000 - $1500

 

Lenovo Yoga 710 14" - $1600

 

Lenovo Ideapad 710s I7- $1643

 

 

 

The Asus seems like the best bang for buck. I originally stated I wanted a 15", which from this list the Dell only fits that category. I'm not a traveler, so portability isn't an issue, however I have no use for the DVD/CD player in the Dell so its just added bulk.

 

Laptop will be on my desk at home and will be used for Youtube/Movies/Music (Spotify) (No Gaming), Small amount of Video editing, Word Processing and Web Browsing. 

 

Each has their own benefits, I'm stuck.

 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

Edit: Would like to add in the Acer Swift 7. I really like the look of it, plus it has Kaby Lake and USB-C, so somewhat future proof. However I cant for the life of me find out if it has HDMI or not? Some places say yes, others say no. If it doesn't have HDMI/Micro HDMI, then its a no from me.




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  Reply # 1704708 17-Jan-2017 14:43
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Anyone? Im torn between all 5 no idea which way to go.

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  Reply # 1704748 17-Jan-2017 15:53
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Following with interest. Am seriously thinking of a Zenbook myself.




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  Reply # 1705008 18-Jan-2017 08:56
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huckster:

Following with interest. Am seriously thinking of a Zenbook myself.



Zenbook certainly looks like the best bang for buck.

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  Reply # 1705011 18-Jan-2017 08:59
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My wife's Zenbook hinge failed after 2 years causing screen problems, it couldn't be repaired. My Mum and MIL have Lenovo, they look more robust.





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  Reply # 1705070 18-Jan-2017 10:18
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Me too I have heard and read that the Zenbook hinges are a bit flimsy, but it's a comparison to the rest - perhaps they're all flimsy, perhaps the rest are worse, perhaps better. 





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  Reply # 1705150 18-Jan-2017 11:55
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I can't for the life of me find ANY reviews for the Swift 7 with the i7 processor.

Everything is i5.

Makes me think we got an exclusive here in NZ or somebody has made a typo....



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  Reply # 1705190 18-Jan-2017 12:56
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Ehh, I just ordered the Zenbook.

Does what I want, $400 cheaper.

Swift does look very nice though...

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Reply # 1705215 18-Jan-2017 13:45
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From MightyApe...? Let me know what you think!




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  Reply # 1707259 21-Jan-2017 22:49
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Ok so I took the laptop out of the box tonight, a lot smaller than what I am used to. I think it's too small for me personally, but that's to be decided in the future.

One major problem is that one of the screws is a bit lose on the base of the laptop. Does anybody know the type of screwdriver I need to tighten it? It's really small, I think it's shaped like a star, might be a circle, but I think it's a star. Really small and my 6P can't seem to focus on it that great for me to take a picture.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Edit: Ok looks like the screws are called Torx T5. Few $ for a screwdriver on Trade Me, guess I'll have to get one.

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  Reply # 1707606 22-Jan-2017 19:36
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Yeah it'll be a torx screw based on your description. You can get them at jaycar in most sizes as well


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