Are all 17" or larger notebooks loud and hot? Tags: Laptops Last response: May 5, 2010 8:41 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Georgia in MS May 5, 2010 7:59:50 PM I have an HP 8230 I want to replace. My main complaint is that it is loud when it is running any video (movies/online TV). You have to almost max the volume to get past the noise. Also, when I'm working (with IE, FF, Word open), after about 30 minutes, it is so hot on the right side palm rest, that I have to put a pad or something in that spot to be able to rest my hand on it. I've read reviews on some I'm looking at, particularly HPs, and they all have a comment about heat and noise. Do all 17's run loud and hot? Am I going to have to go down to a 15 to 16 to get a quiet, cooler desktop replacement? My work requires XP/IE7. I would like a laptop that comes with XP Pro installed with an upgrade to 7 Pro. More about : larger notebooks loud hot donovands May 5, 2010 8:41:07 PM I have a gateway P-7908u that produces almost no noise or heat at all. It only gets warm under severe gaming loads and even then it's just warm, not hot. It's a 17". Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell Vostro 3700 - Hot or Not? ForumKiller Notebooks Executioner: My Review ForumKiller Notebooks Executioner: My Review ForumJust thinking out loud and looking for advice ForumLenovo IdeaPad Y470 - Laptop Review ForumLoud & Hot ! Help me ! ForumAMD 64 X2 pure power but sits unused due to loud fan and hot air ForumDell Latitude D600 Hard Drive Running Hot ForumPhenom in SG03 running too hot , too loud ? ForumTrying to decide between 2 notebooks ... ForumCybercafe: Saving energy exhausting all PC's hot air to the outside. ForumHow loud is the Sager NP5797 notebook ForumDell XPS M1730 being replaced with a Alienware M 17 x ForumLoud and hot ForumCard is getting searing hot . ForumWorried that my 17 is running to hot ForumBack light or Inverter? ForumLaptops and notebooks ForumJust clones an acer laptop hard drive to a larger hard drive. Swapped the HDDs ForumLarger hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !