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rock1234
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Are T400/T500 quiet?

In process of shopping a new laptop, appreciate suggestion!!!

 

How would you like your T400/T500, especially in noise level?

Thx.......

 

 

PS: MacBook is deadly quite. You would think it were turned off, when eyes are closed.

 

Moderator edit: Fixed typo in Subject.

Message Edited by bananaman on 07-23-2009 01:24 PM
jlee87
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

My T500's noise level is excellent,  the last laptop I had was an HP TC4400 tablet.  The noise level got worse for the HP over time.

 

I can't say how it compares to a Macbook as I've never owned one but they do seem pretty quiet whenever I'm on a friend's Macbook.

1enov0
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

macbooks and thinkpads arent even in the same category of laptops. macbooks are for artsy people and thinkpads are for professionals. my t400 is extremely quite and i love it very much. i would definately reccomend a t400 over a macbook. you will get much better hardware for less money than a macbook
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

you probably won't find a comparable laptop at the same noise level.... Macbook Pro have similar sound like, but they are rather fragile, my friend broke his new one on the mining site, when he dropped his, 3000 AUD down the drain... the hinge gave away, the screen cracked.

 

Would at least be usable if it was the either T400/T500. Apart from some cosmetic damage.

Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Izmi
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

I've been using a T400 with switchable graphics for around 9 months. The notebook is very silent, even if the fans kick in.

If you don't need mobile workstation level graphics or don't play 3D games, then I recommend that you take an Intel-only model. Life is easier in many ways. Also, at least the T400 ATI graphics is not that much more powerful that it's worth the troubles.

rock1234
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

Thanks for response! Guys.

 

Have to comment my robost T61. It fell on ground and it still works. Except DVD slid out completely.

 

It was run-through by coffee recently but it works Smiley Happy

 

Thx for suggestions,......

rock1234
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

Except my T61 is annoyingly noisy Smiley Sad...
faraz
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

My T500 hard drive is noisy
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

your T61 due to the fan is clogged with dusts, bearing needs to be reoiled or reached its service life (low probability)... take off the keyboard and palmrests, and have look. If there is dust, get some compressed air and give it a quick blow, to dislodge any dusts, then use a slightly moist (not too wet) towel to give the fan blades a thorough clean.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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Re: Are T400/T500 quite?

The T500 hdd maybe noisy due to several reasons, first maybe it is a 7200 rpm drive, second you need to access the drive constantly in a stop/start fashion, third maybe due to the thinkvantage shock protection program is set to high sensitivity, which cause the drive heads to keep on parking and unpacking when it senses even a slight movement (in the program, you can switch it to low sensitivity or off, if you use the laptop only on desk).
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft

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