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Really? According to the statistics I have 90% don't know what a GPU is, 10% do know what a GPU is but don't know the market well, and 15% know what a GPU is and know the market. You should also consider the 103% of people who think that you need a core i7 for desktop usage and the 912% that would buy any BS that Apple tells them; that's why +inf% of computer users buy apple.
Do you really think that 90% of computer users don't know that a GPU is?


Yes I do. Allot of seniors nowadays have computers. Allot of middle-aged people also don't have any idea of computers. Some people might of heard of a a graphicscard and know the better, the faster the game but not much else.

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I'm aware that heat isn't a concern within design specifications, but 85C is outside of the human body's specs if you get my drift. 1,800C is within the design spec of an arc furnace but I wouldn't want to hold one on my lap.

if we're on about laptops, my macbook is in my lap sitting at 70C and it's not uncomfortable. but my original point is that temperature =! Q. the amount of heat in your lap and the temperature of the chip are not as related as the isolation of the chip from the chassis and the locations of the vents.
I'll admit that my macbook does not have the best thermals for 100% cpu load without throttling, but unlike a lot of laptops (including the one my engineering school issued to me) if you put it in your lap, and your legs cover the intake vents, things get seriously uncomfortable. The mac is much better at ditching the heat (Q) than the HP mobile workstation.
 
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I'm aware that heat isn't a concern within design specifications, but 85C is outside of the human body's specs if you get my drift. 1,800C is within the design spec of an arc furnace but I wouldn't want to hold one on my lap.

if we're on about laptops, my macbook is in my lap sitting at 70C and it's not uncomfortable. but my original point is that temperature =! Q. the amount of heat in your lap and the temperature of the chip are not as related as the isolation of the chip from the chassis and the locations of the vents.
I'll admit that my macbook does not have the best thermals for 100% cpu load without throttling, but unlike a lot of laptops (including the one my engineering school issued to me) if you put it in your lap, and your legs cover the intake vents, things get seriously uncomfortable. The mac is much better at ditching the heat (Q) than the HP mobile workstation.

That's the benefit of aluminium frames, my laptop isn't really that hot on my lap when the CPU is at 80c.
    
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That's the benefit of aluminium frames, my laptop isn't really that hot on my lap when the CPU is at 80c.

you sure its a benefit? my laptop can create bubbles on cheap desks which are coated with a vinyl or carbon fiber (had to get rid of my old desk, it was a cheap one lol)
 
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That's the benefit of aluminium frames, my laptop isn't really that hot on my lap when the CPU is at 80c.

you sure its a benefit? my laptop can create bubbles on cheap desks which are coated with a vinyl or carbon fiber (had to get rid of my old desk, it was a cheap one lol)

It was sarcasm, I think having the whole Unibody thing only works if you have really good cooling.
    
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It was sarcasm, I think having the whole Unibody thing only works if you have really good cooling.

well yeah. my friend used to think the unibody was made to behave like a external heatsink (which i can't disagree, can get very hot)
 
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It's a shortcut, instead of having an awesome design to help dissipate heat and remain strong, they just use that.
    
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I'm aware that heat isn't a concern within design specifications, but 85C is outside of the human body's specs if you get my drift. 1,800C is within the design spec of an arc furnace but I wouldn't want to hold one on my lap.
It is, but the actual temperature of the top and bottom parts of the laptop should be much lower than that.
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