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Hi all. 

So I am soon to be in the market for a new laptop and with thunderbolt 3 egpu enclosures starting to pop up, I'm looking away from heavy gaming laptops.  Right now, I'm probably looking at a Dell XPS 15 when they release the Kaby Lake iteration.  But I would really like to have that power in the XPS 13 form factor.  So now I'm considering buying both, swapping their processors, and selling the XPS 15 with the U processor.  My questions are:

1. Would the XPS 13 provide enough power to the HQ processor, or would it not even perform at full power?

2. Would the XPS 13 be able to handle cooling the HQ processor?  It's a jump from 15W TDP to 45W TDP.  I have no problem doing some tinkering with the internals to try to gain some cooling like adding copper to the heatsinks, better paste when I switch out the processors, anything else likely to help.

 

So, thoughts? Answers? Anyone interested in buying an XPS 15 with a U-series processor? :P

EDIT: Also, Dell XPS is what I would be looking at currently, but I am open to other suggestions

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Dang, didn't realize.  I have a Lenovo y580 so I can pop mine out.  Are there any current laptops that have removable cpus that also have Thunderbolt 3 that you know of?

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