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nickkkk

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Hello, I've got a few questions concerning the fan noise/general noise of laptops/ultrabooks etc..
I've noticed that a lot of laptops make a fairly audible fan noise. And by this I mean the noise they make even at very low load in a cool well ventilated envoirement. My question is if there is a big difference between several models and does this concern a lot of laptops? For example I've had an acer swift 3 (i5) which made a fairly noisy humming sound. Also a lot of other laptops with i3/i4/i7 make a noticable sound (even if it is just blowing air). Is this normal, and what things/which laptops do I need to take into consideration when I want a more silent laptop without giving up on the laptops performance. Thanks!
 

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Acer's are generally near the bottom of quality so don't judge all laptops by them. There seems to be some complaints about the Swift 3 being noisy, so maybe they had some bad fans or poor section of a fan.

There's two things that cause noise in computers, fans and hard drives, and maybe an optical(CD\DVD) drive if you leave a disc in it all the time so you might also be hearing the hard drive spinning.

Most laptops under average load/use aren't too loud, if you have a dedicated graphics card then it will likely have more or bigger fans to keep it cool, but all laptops will have a fan and most will run them while the laptop is in use. My Lenovo gaming laptop is pretty quiet until I game on it, my Surface Pro tablet is always silent. Some Lenovo laptops also have power management settings where you can set a preference for acoustics/noise over performance If noise is a concern I would find models you are interested in and read the reviews and search for the model with the keyword "noisy" and see what comes up.
 
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