1. ajcletus500's Avatar
    Is anyone concerned about the fanless surface pro with an i5 processors that's being launched soon. My main concern is the amount of throttle that will happen and how bad will it end up being. Currently I can easily play games like Counter Strike that end up heating my laptop on an i5 without a graphics card. Will such a thing be possible on the new Surface Pro without a Fan. Apart from that I do a lot of work on MATLAB and sometimes it takes quite a while to compile my programs.
    How badly will all of this be affected by a fanless design is my question?
    06-10-2017 12:38 AM
  2. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Is anyone concerned about the fanless surface pro with an i5 processors that's being launched soon. My main concern is the amount of throttle that will happen and how bad will it end up being. Currently I can easily play games like Counter Strike that end up heating my laptop on an i5 without a graphics card. Will such a thing be possible on the new Surface Pro without a Fan. Apart from that I do a lot of work on MATLAB and sometimes it takes quite a while to compile my programs.
    How badly will all of this be affected by a fanless design is my question?
    Well, from the event, I heard that they have changed the basic flooring inside the Surface. So, the i5 MUST be capable of handling performance without a fan and yes it would be optimised in a manner to not face any problems. It costs that much for a reason after all.
    Kot Prada likes this.
    06-10-2017 05:16 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I think we'll have to see how it is after launch. Since it's a lower-wattage/power i5 it may not be a huge issue as it seems at first, but we'll see.
    06-10-2017 09:06 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It may be a similar chip to the i3 and i5 in Chromebooks. Those are fanless and work quite well.
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    06-10-2017 09:23 AM
  5. KomakhidzeJaba's Avatar
    It will be good one I think
    06-10-2017 09:27 AM
  6. ajcletus500's Avatar
    It may be a similar chip to the i3 and i5 in Chromebooks. Those are fanless and work quite well.
    Didn't really know that the chromebooks have fanless i5s.
    Is it the Y series or the U series processors.
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    06-10-2017 06:07 PM
  7. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Didn't really know that the chromebooks have fanless i5s.
    Is it the Y series or the U series processors.
    Most of them are Y series, so I'm not sure they're relevant to the conversation. Although there's undoubtedly exceptions.
    Kot Prada likes this.
    06-11-2017 08:18 AM
  8. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Microsoft wouldn't have done this if they haven't found a thermal solution that allows them to have a full powered fanless Core i5 without severe throttling. This is what Microsoft's exceptional engineering team does.
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    06-11-2017 08:19 AM
  9. LennH's Avatar
    I really don't think they would release a fanless model without some new engineering feats to ensure there is little to no throttling. You know how the media love to bash the Surface line so that would be stabbing themselves in the foot if they didn't test it properly. Only time will truly tell though.
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    06-11-2017 03:32 PM
  10. ajcletus500's Avatar
    I really don't think they would release a fanless model without some new engineering feats to ensure there is little to no throttling. You know how the media love to bash the Surface line so that would be stabbing themselves in the foot if they didn't test it properly. Only time will truly tell though.
    I would agree with you but it still worries me that there will be major throttling if I try some medium gaming
    06-12-2017 07:20 PM
  11. 1q2w3e4r5t6y7's Avatar
    I think we'll have to see how it is after launch. Since it's a lower-wattage/power i5 it may not be a huge issue as it seems at first, but we'll see
    06-20-2017 11:26 PM
  12. LennH's Avatar
    A review I've seen said it works great and with no thermal throttling.
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    06-21-2017 07:14 AM
  13. ajcletus500's Avatar
    A review I've seen said it works great and with no thermal throttling.
    Yeah! I did read it and it did blow my mind. hats off to MS
    Kot Prada likes this.
    06-28-2017 10:49 AM
  14. LennH's Avatar
    Yeah! I did read it and it did blow my mind. hats off to MS
    Indeed, good job by them.
    Kot Prada likes this.
    06-29-2017 07:57 AM
  15. SenorSopa's Avatar
    I have a 2014 HP Spectre 13T-H200 X2 and it does a good job. Been holding out for a new fanless as I will never go back to fans!
    06-30-2017 01:12 PM

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