Silentmaxx laptops: could they be really less noisy than those from other resellers?

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  1. nesdnuma

    nesdnuma Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello,

    The german reseller Silentmaxx offers Clevo laptops as silent computers.

    Thay say the case is dampened ("Dämmung des Gehäuses"). Any idea how they do it?

    Also, they say they use a passive power supply ("passives Netzteil"). What is it supposed to mean?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    Hi
    Have you considered contacting them about this?

    Sound dampening is usually done by lining the chassis with a thin foam material. It seems unlikely they'd go to that much trouble on every system when they're not that loud to begin with; I'd inquire with them directly about it.

    Passive just means there are no fans integrated to cool the AC adapter.
     
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  3. XMG

    XMG Company Representative

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    @nesdnuma - does it definitely say that the laptops are "Dämmung des Gehäuses", or are they talking about the PCs?
     
  4. nesdnuma

    nesdnuma Notebook Enthusiast

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    Actually it's in the FAQ and the FAQ is different for each range, so one would logically conclude that the laptops are indeed damped. Anyway I have asked them whether there's a specific damping. I'll let you know if I have any answer from them.
     
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    pat@XOTICPC Notebook Prophet

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    I'd be curious to see how they do this as well, and how much it actually helps on the noise levels.
     
  6. XMG

    XMG Company Representative

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    Would be interested to see what they say.

    Customised fan profiles can help with the volume of the system, but AFAIK we are the only company that Clevo supports in doing this through the EC.

    If you only offer low power CPUs (they don't have K series for example) then you will have a quieter, but lower performing, laptop. It seems a little strange thay they say that in P870DM3 / P870KM the Intel graphics are passively cooled.........plus the FAQ you mentioned is the same for the whole laptop range.
     
  7. nesdnuma

    nesdnuma Notebook Enthusiast

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    They do have the K series. See this one for instance.
     
  8. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    If it's got a fan, it's not silent. And any amount of padding on the case will not make it silent so long as the noise from the fan has an unfiltered path to the outside via a grill.

    "Passive adapter" is just pure spin. Every Clevo already comes with one (or two) from every reseller worldwide. Most have an audible hum though ( so aren't strictly "silent" either.

    Show me a pic of a calibrated noise meter test showing 0dB (or even 3dB which is on their laptop page) lol.
     
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    franzerich Notebook Evangelist

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    Hmm strange. Even for the Kanwa 555-M (Clevo W650KK1) they say "60% of the cooling is by passive cooling system". Passive cooling system? I wonder where's the space in this laptop for huge cooling ribs...
    :vbconfused:

    Also what happens if the CPU/GPU gets too hot? Will they just downlock and result in a framerate drop? (while an "active" cooling system would just make the fan spin faster?).
     
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    nesdnuma Notebook Enthusiast

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    By the way I got no answer from them so far...
     
  11. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    it seems a clevo p751dm2-g
     
  12. tanzmeister

    tanzmeister Notebook Evangelist

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    what do you mean? do you have special software for fan control?
     
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