From what I’m reading - quad core i7s do produce a lot of heat in a slimline laptop type scenario… (luckily you didn’t get the i7-7700 which apparently is horrendous) - an example I just read, was the HP Spectre watching you tube for 15 minutes - the touchpad got to 87c.
I think it’s just endemic of putting so much grunt in such a slim beast.
Get a pet cooling pad…LMAO
Using google related stuff always spikes the temp…I’ve never had a device that doesn’t spike when using Chrome or Gmail
Build Yr Own laptop??