Been away awhile myself.
But back and ready for action! I'm usually hanging now over at tabletPCbuzz
. (They been down for a day for maintenance)
Anyway -- I just jerry-rigged some folder aluminum foil under the planner area. You couldn't even see it. I was suprised at how much of a difference it made! Someday I'll get off my lazy butt and actually buy some real metal. On another thread
I found some good suggestions.
I have a Hitachi TravelStar 7200 RPM Drive. It can make a little "clicking" noise when the Hard Drive is accessed, but other than that, it's very quiet. The Motion Tablets have a passive cooling system with vents. Honestly, at times I wish Tablets were a bit more "moddable", because I'd like to get a little more cooling. On more than one occasion I've said, "Does it feel hot in here?" and she's pointed out that my Tablet is in my lap.
But, back to your question: yes, it's very quiet
. No one else ever hears it. Most people think I'm just doodling in my planner until they see the Tablet. "What is that
? That's cool." I can't tell you how many new poepl I've met and conversations have been started just because of this little beauty.
I have to say I'm a Motion die-hard fan now. In fact, I just listed my M1300 on ebay
, because my budget increased
and I did a major upgrade to a M1400 VA (View Anywhere). I transfered over my Travelstar (I'm still a looong way away from maxing the 40GB drive). I'm also bumping my RAM up to 2GB. Combine this
I've gained SERIOUS performance increases by using Tweaking tools such as TweakUI (free), but the best I've used is Ashampoo's Win XP Powerup...or whatever it's called. IF you have a lot of RAM, you can tell it to adjust for speed and it will change XP's settings to make the most of your RAM. On a Tablet, when you don't run games but just use Outlook, OneNote and a browser as extensively as I do, this translates into lightning fast performance. ... then it truly becomes a virtual notepad!
In the beginning, I used to want to hook up the keyboard a lot. Now... man I don't think I've plugged a keyboard in for a good month.