1. laptop / netbook reviews - Most current laptops or netbooks reviews don't give useful results for the noise level of the computer. I currently use a 5 year old laptop for remote control of music playback; the fan is bothersome.
But there are so many laptops.
Why not just use this checklist:
Does it use an SSD?
Does it use a dual core 45nm processor?
It's rare for a fan from a laptop made by a mainstream manufacturer to turn on unless it has heated up. So those two things should give quiet operation, with a small amount of LCD and other electronic noise possibly remaining. You could also check the graphics chip.
4. low power consumption desktops - I'd like more coverage on processors and chipsets that have low power usage. Integrated graphics is important. I will be really interested in revi9ews of Intel 32 nn CPU with IGP in the same package.
Same here but that's 6 months away!
I'd rather have SPCR do actual reviews instead of taking your word for it.
> Why not just use this checklist:
> Does it use an SSD?
There are significant reasons someone might choose not to use an SSD. Cost, limited capacity and slow write performance for a start.
> Does it use a dual core 45nm processor?
You might read more SPCR articles and forum posts abnd learn that they aren't all the same in power consumption and thus in demand for cooling.
> It's rare for a fan from a laptop made by a mainstream manufacturer
> to turn on unless it has heated up.
You may be characterizing your laptop's behavior. It certainly isn't my experience with my laptop. I read user's comments on various forums that their laptops are too noisy.
I made this post after months of thought about my needs. You might consider spending more than a few seconds before dismissing my request.