Hello, I almost pulled the trigger on the i7 this evening, but shied off because of what I read a while back regarding the i7's getting real hot. I rest my laptop, oddly enough, on my lap when I'm working in the evening on the couch. I don't want to burn the dudes down below. In terms of power, I don't necessarily need it. But I do need to purchase the machine on Amazon as I have $1600 in Amazon gift cards. Currently, there is an i7 8/256 on Amazon but no i5's. Experience/inputs greatly appreciated.