Light and low noise laptop, Denmark

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  1. Mirwl

    Mirwl Newbie

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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a good multi purpose low noise laptop weighing under 2 kg?
    It's important to me that the computer is relatively silent at least in performing ordinary work as writing and using internet. Also it shouldn't get boiling hot as soon as you challenge it.

    See details below

    Thank you very much,
    Sara

    1) What is your budget?
    around £1000

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    13"


    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Not really

    5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
    Internet, writing, layout (InDesign)gaming (nothing too fancy, strategy and some roleplaying games)

    6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
    I will carry it all the time...

    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
    Newer roleplaying and strategy games so good graphics but not the most challenging games.

    8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    2-3 hours when working on internet and writing

    9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
    Both is fine

    10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
    Windows XP or Vista, no mac!

    Screen Specifics

    11) Would you prefer standard or widescreen?
    Not sure

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?

    Standard
    a. XGA -1024x768 - Large and easy to read text + graphics icons, but you fit less stuff on the screen.
    b. SXGA - 1400x1050 - Compromise resolution between XGA and UXGA.
    c. UXGA - 1600x1200 - Very small text and graphics icons, you can fit lots of stuff on the screen.

    Widescreen
    d. WXGA or WXGA+ - 1280x768/800 or 1440x900; Wider viewing version of XGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
    e. WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.
    f. WUXGA - 1920x1200; Wider viewing version of UXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.


    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
    not sure

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Somewhat important but not that much

    15) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    ASAP, and it should last aome years.

    Notebook Components

    16) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 500GB?
    About 100

    17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
    Not necessarily
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Perhaps the Dell M1330 or the bottom of the Sony SZ series.

    Perhaps you could research whether your gaming can be done using an integrated GPU (do your games involve 3D graphics?). One of these makes less heat (and therefore less fan activity) in normal use and, being less powerful, makes less heat under full load.

    Since you've given a price in £, do you want a UK keyboard? There is the option of buying a non-Danish keyboard and adding some stickers for local customisation.

    I know from experience that one cool and quiet notebook would be the Samsung Q45. However, it's only 12.1". One of these looks good and is very good value (and capable of 5 hours on battery). You can also get the Q45 from notebook.de. There's also the 13.3" Q70 with a dedicated GPU and significantly reduced battery time.

    John
     
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    Thanks for your fast reply John,

    Since I have worked on an almost antique sony the last 1,5 years I hardly know which games I'd end up playing. But usually the games I like are not too demanding so yes maybe integrated GPU might be ok. However, I would like the computer to last some time so it should not be outdated already after a year.

    I gave the prize in £ since Danish Kroner are unknown to most people and £ are the easiest to convert :)
    So I do need a Danish keyboard.

    Unfortunatley Sony doesn't seems to sell their laptops in Denmark, but I'll take a look at the others you suggested. 12" might be ok as well...

    Sara
     
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    Oh, Samsung is not available in Denmark either...
     
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    See this thread regarding the keyboard issue.

    Also, is LG available? The P300 is a nice machine.

    John
     
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    It actually sounds like a really good solution to do as her and order it from germany and just change the language.

    The Samsung seems to be a very good deal especially compared to the LG which costs the double! But of course that's in Denmark...

    Thanks for your great help.

    Sara
     
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