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 Post subject: Is there such thing as a quiet laptop/notebook?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Dell is sorta quiet, what other brands compare? Anybody use MSI, or Asus?

Thanks in advance.


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You can't generalize like that.
Some Dell's might be quiet while others are definitely not.

I have a Toshiba Portegé R500-100 and it's terrible noisewise but other Toshiba's i've heard are nowhere near as noisy (but still not quiet or silent).

There are fanless laptops available.
Stick a SSD in one of those and it will be silent.

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 Post subject: Re: Is there such thing as a quiet laptop/notebook?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:55 pm 
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seskanda wrote:
Dell is sorta quiet, what other brands compare? Anybody use MSI, or Asus?

Thanks in advance.


As Allan stated, you can't simply list brands and say they are quiet.

I have an Asus eeePC 701 that's wonderful.
The two key components of a notebook for silence are the fans and the hard drives.
The 701 4G has a SSD so no noise there.
The CPU fan can be controlled with software so no noise there either.
(It will get hot though because of this).

But for me there is another consideration. A silent PC/notebook is often not enough. I also need a computer that doesn't emit EMF's that I can feel in my head.

So once I've taken care of the hd and fans I zero in on the CPU and
the screen to make sure I can't feel tension in my head.

To give an example, I tried an Acer Aspire (fan controlled by software and no hd) but the EMF's were too strong for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Is there such thing as a quiet laptop/notebook?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:58 am 
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NoiseFreeGuy wrote:
seskanda wrote:
Dell is sorta quiet, what other brands compare? Anybody use MSI, or Asus?

Thanks in advance.


As Allan stated, you can't simply list brands and say they are quiet.

I have an Asus eeePC 701 that's wonderful.

... CUT ...

So once I've taken care of the hd and fans I zero in on the CPU and
the screen to make sure I can't feel tension in my head.

To give an example, I tried an Acer Aspire (fan controlled by software and no hd) but the EMF's were too strong for me.


perhap off-topic ...

EMF is directional. Where is it coming from? LED-LCD screen, WLAN, power supply(s), room lighting, mobile phone/ tv/ radio transmitters?

If you have this ability, Apple Iphone couuld employ your talent.

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