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Precision m4700 - run with closed lid

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Hello,

I'm considering to buy m4700 and planning to run it with closed lid most of time.

Question is if it is OK from thermal maintenance perspective.

Thanks,

Anton

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Dell - Harish M
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Re: Precision m4700 - run with closed lid

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Hi Anton,

Yes, you can keep the LCD off when the LID is closed. The air vents are located at the rear side of the laptop (refer to the attached picture).The area above the keyboard is the speaker.

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Dell - Harish M
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Re: Precision m4700 - run with closed lid

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Hi Anton,

It is ok to use your laptop with LCD lid closed. Ensure that you always use it on a flat surface. It also depends on how much heat goes through the keyboard as LCD screens may heat up due to this. This may not be good for the LCD on a longer run.

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Re: Precision m4700 - run with closed lid

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Harish,

Thanks for the answer. My concern was mostly regarding ventilation holes that are just above keyboard (unlike for instance in inspiron series, where the holes are by sides). I'm not sure if the holes are for breathe in or out. And I will keep LCD off when the lid will be closed.

Could you please comment on this?

Thank you,

Anton

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Dell - Harish M
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Re: Precision m4700 - run with closed lid

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Hi Anton,

Yes, you can keep the LCD off when the LID is closed. The air vents are located at the rear side of the laptop (refer to the attached picture).The area above the keyboard is the speaker.

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Re: Precision m4700 - run with closed lid

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Harish, thank you for the comprehensive answer!

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