Quiet Family laptop?

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Quiet Family laptop?

Post by pd230soi » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:18 pm

Family is looking for a durable, mid-range laptop with the following attributes.

15 – 17â€
P182, A8N32 SLI, 4800 X2 & TRUE, HX620, 2G Corsair , 74 Gig Raptor, 500 Gig Samsung, XFX 7600 GS

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Post by tehcrazybob » Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:46 pm

I can't really offer any suggestions because I haven't used a modern laptop in about five years. However, if you stick with integrated graphics and sane processor choices (I typically recommend the slowest dual-core offering, or at least the slowest of a particular family like Core2), most laptops are pretty quiet at idle, thanks to aggressive fan management.

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Post by stromgald » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:21 am

I bought a laptop almost 1 1/2 years ago. From what I can tell, its generally best to stick with Dell and Lenovo and stay away from HP/Compaq. I've had friends that have had troublesome experiences with their HP/Compaqs.

Dell's are generally more customizable and cheaper than Lenovos, but if you can get a Lenovo with the price/performance you want and can afford it, I'd say get a Lenovo. Talking to co-workers that have Lenovos, they seem better built than the Dells.

I've had less experience/knowledge with the Sony and Toshiba laptops, so I can't really say much about those.
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