November 23, 2008 at 9:24 am #159481
OK, hopefully have my nnc10 tomorrow but anyway…how do you find the noise from the nc10. How often do you hear the fans, are they loud, what about the hard drive?
EzmanNovember 23, 2008 at 10:04 am #170757TheRingMember
I hardly hear it to be honest, its pretty damn silentNovember 23, 2008 at 10:35 am #170760
woohooo, that’s great news. My nc6320 sounds like an aeroplane coming into land in strong crosswinds (it’s my work laptop and is probably on its last legs)November 23, 2008 at 10:41 am #170754jezMember
I’ll second that opinion. It is really very quiet. I think it spins up a little but very rarely.
Here is the ultimate test – my Mrs hasn’t complained that it’s too noisy. Unlike my desktop machine which is the bringer of all headaches apparently ;)!November 23, 2008 at 12:09 pm #170755GalegoMember
I can compare my NC10 to my old Eee PC 1000H, my HP Pavilion 1000 and my Dell Desktop at work and I can say that the NC10 is the quietest by miles.
And not only quiet it just does not get too hot either.
Dont ask me how it does but it is just PERFECT……..quiet & not hot.November 23, 2008 at 12:25 pm #170758Sandy_UKMember
I’ll second that !
The NC10 is so quiet……its uncanny lolz . Go check it out urself. As for heat….it does get a lil warm on the left side but nothing to complain about.November 24, 2008 at 9:31 pm #170761
OK, i got my nc10 now (yay!)
Now, maybe reading the above I set my expectations a little high, but I can hear the fan quite often – could it be cos I’m blocking the vents when I rest the nc10 on my jeans. The fan is very quiet, so no bother there, just checking my nc10 isn’t noisier than others!
PS I am using the netbook in a very quiet environment so call me OTT if that’s the case 😉November 25, 2008 at 5:55 am #170764undoMember
I have not heard the fan at all in two weeks of use, even when playing full-screen video. I know the fan is spinning only because I feel the warm air blowing out the left side. I occasionally hear the HD accessing but the Toshiba drive really very quiet.November 25, 2008 at 10:07 am #170756RsaeireMember
I agree. It is very quiet and Iâ€™ve only noticed the hard drive making the most noise. It really does help that there is no disc drive, as that is by far the loudest noise on my Dell laptopNovember 25, 2008 at 10:44 am #170762
OK, if you put your ear to the vents, can you hear anything when the fans are on?November 25, 2008 at 6:47 pm #170759FreddyMember
It is very quiet but if I put my ear to the vents then I can hear the fans running.November 25, 2008 at 7:31 pm #170763
Well, now I’m beginning to wonder if mine has a fault of some kind, Hopefully this is totally normal.
While it is idling there is no fan noise, but when I open firefox, for example, it has a little moment where the fan revs up and i . It will be for can hear it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not really loud or anything but it’s there.
If you’re willing to try to duplicate it. Open another tab in firefox and open up
do the fans spin up?June 21, 2009 at 8:44 am #170776svmMember
ezman, you don’t have a fault. I’m downloading a movie right now and the hard drive is clicking away. My family is sleeping and I can also hear the fan very clearly from anywhere in the room – I know that it’s not very loud because if I use it in a noisier environment I can’t hear it. It wouldn’t be enough to annoy me when I’m sleeping. But it’s definitely audible. Have you tried using silent mode? (fn+f8) that usually gets me a few more minutes of fanless time. I do wonder how the dell mini10 manages to survive without a fan..
To be honest, I think most of the people who posted in this thread about their “silent” NC10s are fanboys who like to justify their purchases by covering up the flawsJune 21, 2009 at 11:51 am #170773tonytbMember
Haha – There do seem to be differences from machine to machine, I hear my fan quite a lot of the time, and the HD rarely. I have no TV and little other background noise though. My 3 year old Packard Bell laptop is a screamer compared to this.
A lot depends on what you are used to.June 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm #170765TCMember
To be honest, I think most of the people who posted in this thread about their “silent” NC10s are fanboys who like to justify their purchases by covering up the flaws
Or… they spent their younger years bombarded by high-decibel rock’n’roll and thus have long been immune to faint noises. 😐
To me (see above), my wife’s NC10 comes across as essentially silent, the major reason — that, and the matte display — that I’ve ordered one for myself.
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