Temperatures, Cooling and Noise
The EON17-S is a massive laptop, in terms of both weight and physical size, so that could play into these temperature numbers. Keep the power draw of the components used in mind.
As you can see, on the front of the system we logged a maximum temperature of 106 degrees Fahrenheit. This high temperature was located towards the top of the system, away from anything you should be touching frequently, if at all. The keyboard stayed at, or below 93 degrees, which is acceptable in my book; the palm rests barely broke 80 degrees, and the touchpad registered 86.
Moving around to the backside, temperatures were about the same. The maximum observed temperature was 103 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the rest of the temperatures observed were all less than 100 degrees. While the temperatures themselves don't appear to be too bad, we did note during our temperature testing that the desk right behind the air vents on the back was a whopping 139 degrees. Therefore, if you are going to use this on your lap, make sure the air vents aren't blowing on your skin. We strongly advise that you do not use this, or any gaming laptop on your lap.
The maximum observed GPU temperature was 88 degrees Celsius. The CPU reached a maximum of 91 degrees Celsius. This is much hotter than I like to see chips running at, but it easily beats the previous EON17-S that we tested, and falls in line with other gaming notebooks that we've tested.
I hope you're not expecting whisper quiet operation, because you'll be very disappointed if you are. The EON17-S, in its effort to keep these powerful chips cool, produced a reading of 51 decibels, which matches a couple of other systems for the top spot. Our measurement is taken in front of the laptop at roughly head level. For comparison: 30dB is a totally quiet nighttime in the desert, 40dB is whispering, and 60dB is a normal conversation.
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