Seems like the cheapest I've seen this model which comes with the pen and garage.
There's also 3.5% cash rewards too.
By "garage" you mean the built-in storage for the pen right? Or do you mean I have a new place to park my car?
the latter - the laptop's massive.
Great specs but reading the reviews I think it has thermal issues which is why fan is always running loudly.
yeah that's why I'm a little hesitant but the problem is that nearly every model of laptop have people complaining about fan noises and thermals so not sure whether to take that feedback with a grain of salt or not.
Wonder if they have a good "change mind" refund policy, I could check it out before committing.
I had 2 Dells with overheating issues.Some how these issues started out of warranty. Nnot touching Dell anymore.
Dell's thin laptops seem to almost always have thermal issues. They seemingly can't or won't adopt better thermal solutions. It's a huge problem also their fans tend to have a bad noise as well like the pitch is quite irritating.
which thin laptop would you recommend though - i feel like they all seem to have thermal issues reported
Yeah very true, peronally since the 8th gen intel u series cpus recieved more cores if I was looking for a thin and light laptop I would want the i5, w/ 16gb ram and 512gb ssd. The i7's are just a clock just that doesnt really make much real world difference. Problem being most 16gb/512gb ssd models are only available with the i7 and they also end up with 4k screens which is a waste. I did see dell have offered the xps 13 with i7, 16gb, 512ssd and a 1080p screen which is probably what I would get if their QC was better.
pretty much all thin i7 laptops have noise and heat issues.
Think pad x1 carbon - thin and haven't had thermal issues.
31 page thread on fan noise (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Ca...) and numerous other threads too.
Not saying it's a bad laptop either (I've considered it but it's pretty expensive) but i'm just saying whatever laptop I've researched, there seems to always be complaints about fan noise and overheating. Especially when we head into the i7, i9 territory.
You are in Australia, expect overheating even from not too hot models. In Russia with the indoor standard of +18 degrees, it wouldn't be an issue, but not here. Considering reliability I would never buy a laptop for home use. For this price, you may get a desktop with a lot bigger display, performance, and durability.