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Fanless Surface Pro

ajcletus500

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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?
 

Rainar Angelo

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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.
 

xandros9

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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.
 

Golfdriver97

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It may be a similar chip to the i3 and i5 in Chromebooks. Those are fanless and work quite well.
 

Zachary Boddy

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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.
 

LennH

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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.
 

ajcletus500

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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
 

1q2w3e4r5t6y7

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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
 

SenorSopa

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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!