i'm trying to buy a reliable, fast and quiet laptop that i can cart around with me, and plug into a large monitor wen needed.
i have tried 3 so far; a HP DV6 1120, a Sony VAIO CS, and now a Toshiba Satellite U400 177, and after using a lovely Dell Optiplex 745 for 2 years, find the laptops incredibly noisy (fan).
my desktop is so quiet i often don't realise it's even switched on, but the laptops make me feel like i'm at the airport!
i ask the salespeople and they shrug their shoulders. spain is an unusually noisy place (barcelona is the 2nd noisiest city in the world, forget usuing a mobile phone in the street), shops are noisy so i can't test in the shop.
it doesn't seem to be a issue for anyone but me. ok, so i'm fussy about working in a quiet environment.
are quiet laptops a contradiciton in terms?
PS i'm in spain and looking to pay up to €1000. no a macbook isn't an option.