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Go for it. I have the i7 skylake release. If you're on hi-perf governor then you might get hot. Otherwise (powersave mode) this lappy is cold af. It doesn't even bother spinning up fans most of the time.
It stays cold unless you give it a burst of tasks to process, like compilation. Then temps suddenly rise to ~80-90 and fans turn on.
Its kbd panel is black and it might get really hot in direct sunlight.
It's difficult to find good reviews. I used to trust people's comnents on amazon listings and so, but lately it feels like there are appearing more and more fake ones, or bought ones. Biased.
Good luck with your new xps! It's amazing, I can tell you that much. Go for the beefiest configuration!
Btw I've never thought I'd love a laptop touchscreen THAT much!
@Charon92 In fact I do!
And I get annoyed when I have to work with laptops that don't have a touchscreen.
Nowdays most of the apps, websites are oriented to touch-technologies and it'squite often much easier to poke that button right on the screen than drag your mouse to find that button and click on it.
Scrolling in Chrome w/ touchscreen is smooth and very nice. I'm trying to use touch wherever I can now :) Linux had some trouble with it at first, but later releases seem to have fixed everything.
When I was buying mine XPS I was just like you, thinking I'll never use it. Little did I know! :)
P.S. One more thing. I guess you've already read that XPS's touchpad does go nuts sometimes. It does for me too. But it's more like it gets stuck. Doing catwalks (I assume you know what a catwalk on a keyboard is?) for some time on my touchpad gets is back to life. Usually less than 30 seconds :) These freezes are very rare, maybe 1, max 2 times a month. Sometimes - 1 in 3 months period.
Most modern laptops don't get hot unless you are compiling something big, or gaming. Go for it.
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