And finally we measured the temperature of the notebook’s surface after it had run 3DMark 2006 for half an hour. The ambient temperature was 23°C. The CPU temperature was reported by CPUID Hardware Monitor.
Thanks to the proper position of the vent holes (in the center of the bottom panel) the CPU is no hotter than 61°C. The temperature of the notebook didn’t change when we carried it over from a desk to a sofa. So, you can place you X80L on any surface without fearing overheat. The high temperature of the vent hole is indicative of the good design of the cooling system.