Hi Eve community
I am a student who would like to have a 2-in-1 for an affordable price. So I guess I am not the only one who thinks the eve V fits this description. But if I have ever learned something from my laptops, it is that good specs and thin profile aren’t a good combination. For laptops you simply buy a cooling pad, they can help keep your laps from burning and make it even possible to place your laptop in a soft surface without burning things down. So it got me thinking, the eve V i7 has great specs, even for a laptop it are great specs. Only thing different is the GPU, I am used to discrete GPU’s. But with the great specs, it is a lot thinner than many laptops. So it made me think that the heat production could have an impact on the performance. Since I am planning to use eve V to replace my laptop, it would be troubling that I not only would give up the gpu, but also would need to give up the i7 and 16gb RAM performance.
For the moment my laptop is in repair and I can use a surface pro 3 i7 with 8gb ram. My experience is that even with simply some internet browsing on edge that there are places hot to the touch and the surface pro. Even after only 5 minutes. As comparison, my iPad only gets hot to the touch after half an hour of internet browsing. I did some cinebench r15 testing and the results are:
CPU: 260cb but falls down to 252-250cb after a second run. I should note that the surface was already used to check emails, so it was already running hot to the touch.
GPU: 22.98 fps that dropped to 19.61 f’s
In comparison: a laptop with quad core i7, 8gb ram and a gtx 950m did manage to get 651cb and 90.55 fps.
Since there are on the internet some sources of people who managed to increase performance of the surface pro 3 by using a USB fan and pointing it to the upper right corner of the surface pro (where the CPU would be located). I was thinking that maybe the high spec 2-in-1’s can use a cooling pad, to get better performance out of it. First thing I will do is get my hands on a USB fan or cooling pad to test out if it does have an influence.
My idea for a cooling pad would be something that can hold the eve V upright (translation: it acts as a stand), something that can protect the corners of the eve V (a drop on a corner is the most dangerous drop for a tablet, smartphone or laptop). To save space, the fans should be placed close to the eve V, so that would mean using static pressure optimized fans for best results.
- location of CPU and other components which heats up easily
- location of ports, since we don’t want the cooling pad interfering with the docks. For example on this surface pro 3 almost every corner is usable for protection except 1 where the 3.5mm aux is. But there can be solutions for this. Also it should not interfere with the speakers.
- how much thickness can be added without it looking ridiculous.
- if the integrated stand of the eve V interferes with cooling. If it does with the idea that when used heavily the stand would be open, it can lessen the effect of the cooling pad.
- design: I think everybody would agree that we don’t want an ugly ventilator pad.
What are the thoughts of the community? Of course it may seem ridiculous, but for me it would be useful, since I plan on using it for not only my studies, but also for rendering videos for my YouTube channel. For those who would say that the integrated GPU wouldn’t be food enough: from the money I get from selling my laptop once I have the eve V, I would look to buy an eGPU with thunderbolt, to enhance the performance. If there are people with suggestions, they are always welcome! Once I have my eve V, I will make a cooling pad myself, if there is interest in it I will post the progress on my YouTube channel so that you can get inspired. Since I am fairly new to eve v project, I don’t know everything yet, so don’t mind to point out if I missed something (such as the intern cooling capabilities of eve V).