I need a new laptop. Basicly I need something silent. I need it for working (which requires thinking), I find computer noises extremely disruptive and my tolerance threshold is very low.
I’ll use the computer for writing, internet browsing (no video streams), text files, Skype.
It has to be silent.
I considered some netbooks still available: some Asus Eee are fanless, but they’re 10” (not ideal for long working sessions) and I found their features overall non-satisfying.
I also considered tablets and “laptops” with similar technology, but I don’t like glossy screens because of the excessive reflections.
I am looking for something below 500 euro and around 13-14 inches.
I ended with two possible options:Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E335
Specifications: http://www.pixmania.com/it/it/13005801/art/lenovo/thinkpad-edge-e335-nzt68i.htmlSamsung Series 5 535U3C
The page with the specs is Italian, I hope that’s ok, it should be clear nevertheless.
As far as noise is concerned, I seem to trust the Lenovo one more than the other: according with the review, the Lenovo never went above 33 dB, also during load. The Samsung, instead, although it’s more silent while idle, reached 43 dB during load: I’m afraid that, as it gets old (i.e. in a few months), the computer may overheat and the fan may get to those 42 dB also during non-demanding tasks.
The only thing that would make me lean towards the Samsung is its monitor: although it gets slightly lower score, the Samsung monitor has higher brightness and is depicted as more suitable for outdoor use (working outdoor ftw).
About price: I would get the Lenovo for 420 euro (545 dollars), the Samsung 470 euro (610 dollars).
As you can see, the most “technical” features do not concern me. I’m just looking for something silent in that price range. What do you suggest between those two laptops, considering the thoughts I expressed above?
How are Lenovo? Never been around one.
Any other product that I may have not considered?