needs expiring - OOS
You're kind of right, the fan at full power is still noisy. But, the updates mean the fan comes on less often, and almost silently for 90% of the time. Now, unless you're really pushing the processor, it's all good. All the wife does is shopping & office, so for us it's completely solved.
I really don't see the value here. Firstly the processor is a dog, I have a HP envy with an i5-7200U and it was so slow I hated it. I am not talking about gaming just general day to day stuff. The i5-8th gen is so much better it's worth the extra. Only a month ago I bought a refurb Dell 7373 with 16gb ram, 512gb ssd, i7-8th gen, USB C laptop charging, FHD Touchscreen etc for £652. Surely it's gotta be worth a little more?
I started looking at high end laptops recently and all of a sudden Macbooks don't seem overpriced at all. Some of these Lenovos and HPs go up to just under 2k :/ Who wants to spend that much on a WIndows virus backdoor? When buying Windows I always buy second hand cheap old laptops on ebay and upgrade them with a 120 GB SSD and replace CD drives (remember them?) with cheap 1 tb HDDs. You can get a lightening fast Windows laptop for a couple of hundred quid that way.. I found MS Surface Laptop is best value among the high end WIndows machine. Lenovo, HP etc have totally lost the plot when it comes to pricing.
Thanks - didn't know that. Really interesting. I was surprised to read that they do not put MIMO wireless cards into many of their expensive laptops which just seems cheap and results in potentially slower connectivity. Well, Lenovo are on the not buying list now. All laptop makes have their negatives but Lenovo's negatives are piling up.