First off, I've not seen any discussion of how well the X230T slice battery works with the 3 cell battery, so here is an image:
|Slice + 3 cell gap|
Now, some interesting images of the temperatures that can be expected during light use in this configuration:
- The scale is not fixed between images to help draw attention to the hottest and coldest areas. Refer to the key on each image.
- Preview images are low quality jpg, but they have full radiometric data embedded for anyone who has the appropriate tools to read it.
- System had light use before these images were taken, and had been running for approx 30 minutes. Additionally, the slice battery was charging from ~70% during this time.
|Keyboard full shot, temperatures seem quite reasonable.|
|A bit warm in the upper left corner, but still not bad.|
|Centered on the main exhaust port, but below you can see the side of the charging slice battery.|
|Charging slice full shot. (system turned over on desk)|
|Near where the power cord enters the slice it gets a bit warm, but again, nothing extreme.|
|Back of system where the 3 cell + slice gap is.|
|Slice battery removed.|
Overall I'm quite pleased with the system + 3 cell + slice so far. It seems to stay relatively cool and quiet when in use which is totally unlike the other systems I've been using recently.