Re: Another cheap lappie if you like rebates
I wouldnt necessarily count on that...but its possible. Dells are pretty quiet in my experience, compaq/hps are pretty loud. I checked the therms on full speed operating celeron M's in the 1.3-1.5 range and mobile celerons in the 2.2-2.4 range...the celeron M's were a little cooler. At idle and normal operating speed theres no perceivable difference.
Noise is going to be a function of the quality of the processor fan, where and how it intakes and exhausts, and how often the fan cycles.
This is a better unit than the dell if you dont mind the rebate business. I've had great luck with all the ones I've ever submitted but am not enjoying a recent Seagate rebate submission that they've had for 2 months and still havent acknowledged.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.