Laptops with Large Windows of Silence

More popular than ever, but some are still very noisy.

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Laptops with Large Windows of Silence

Post by T K » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:26 am


What Laptops are there with Large Windows of Silence|Fanlessness ( at a workload similar to what a totally fanless device would allow )?
Does any of them possibly have better hardware capabilities and price ratio than fully fanless models?

For example, one such device could be Acer Aspire E 13 ( N3540 ), especially after SSD replacement. When mostly doing things like reading or writing something( like program code ), it can remain without turning on its fan for quite some time, depending on environment temperature.
After fanning starts, it is possible to set the laptop to hibernate and wait for a while for it to cool down by itself while also saving battery charge from being used by the fan. If we consider|assume that, after such a period ( of around 30 minutes ) of work, a small pause would be useful ( and actually taken ) anyhow, then one could consider such a laptop to be fanless in practice. ...While having some extra performance and a fan as backup.
What other or better models are there?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Laptops with Large Windows of Silence

Post by CA_Steve » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:53 am

Welcome to SPCR.

I haven't been tracking laptop models. However, Notebookcheck is a great resource. You can use their search engine to specify what's important to you and it'll narrow down to the likely candidates (they've reviewed). Try starting with an emissions rating of 90% for quiet laptops.

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Re: Laptops with Large Windows of Silence

Post by Kay Burton » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:01 am

Depends on the intensity of the load. If you plan on running processes that require a lot of resources, then a quiet laptop is not for you. The consumption of resources automatically causes the device to heat up, and hence the noise of the coolers.

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