I'm looking for a new laptop. My recent (4 years old)laptop has some really annoying noise-issues caused by the fan, so I'm searching for a laptop with as low noise as possible. I will not be using it for gaming, but I'm working with Autodesk Revit Architecture. Manufacturer recommends a 2.4ghz cpu and at least 4Gb Ram. So I'm looking for a laptop (desktop replacement?) as "noiseless" as possible. I really hope you can help! Thanks!
2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
From 15.4 to about 17"
3_What screen resolution do you want?
Don't really know
4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Both is fine but I don't travel a lot with my laptop,- I prefer power higher than mobility
5_How much battery life do you need?
Not important since it will mostly be on ac
6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Photo editing, working with Autodesk Revit Architecture, and of course internet
8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible, but more than 3 years
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I'm no big fan of Acer but only because the Acer I've already got sounds like an airplane most of the time
13_What country do you live in?
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
- It is very important for me that the fan is not running all the time, since I find this very annoying.
- I'm not in a hurry, so I can wait 2-3 months if necessary. I'd rather wait for a good laptop than buying the wrong one today.
Thank you for your help! The laptop you found looks very good, but a few questions comes to my mind:
1) As mentioned, I will be using the laptop for Autodesk Revit Architecture, which is a 3D buiding modelling program. The manufacturers homepage says this concerning system requirements/ recommendations:
System Requirements for 64-bit Autodesk Revit Architecture
Windows Vista 64-bit (SP1), including Ultimate, Business, or Home Premium edition, or Windows XP Professional (SP1) x64 edition*
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or equivalent AMD processor
3 GB RAM
5 GB free disk space
1280 x 1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 24-bit color
Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later)
Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
Download or installation from DVD
Internet connection for license registration
System Recommendations for 64-bit Autodesk Revit Architecture
Windows XP Professional x64 edition (SP1 or later)*
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40GHz or equivalent AMD processor
8 GB RAM
5 GB free disk space
Dedicated video card with hardware support for DirectX 9 (or later)
Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 (or later)
Two-button mouse with scroll wheel
My question is then, is the 1.6Ghz i7 processor "powerfull" enough? Please excuse me if this is a noob question, but my knowledge of processors is very limited
2) My main concern is if the fan will be running at full speed all the time, as this is the case for my current laptop, and it is driving me crazy
1_No problem about asking i7 uses a different technology with C2D,an i7 720 can handle that task fine,also it benefits from a multi-core CPU and since 720QM is a quad core those 2 extra cores will become useful
2_I don't think the fan will always run at full speed