Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems To add to the amounting anecdotes of late, another Acer Aspire One review appears. Not to be confused with Thom's or Eugenia's, which were different models, this review concentrates on the ZG5 version of the Acer Aspire One and how well Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu 8.10, and Moblin 2 run on it, particularly in the everyday-netbooker's sense of functionality with word processing and Internet applications. Read on to get the full scoop on the One and these selected systems.
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The problems with fans
by ozonehole on Wed 4th Mar 2009 18:29 UTC
ozonehole
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2006-01-07

The author mentioned his concern with a noisy fan. I personally hate fans - not only because of noise, but they suck in dust. On a desktop computer, it's less of an issue since you can easily open up the machine and blow out the dust. On a laptop, opening up the machine is a delicate matter that most people shouldn't attempt.

I really would love to have a netbook/notebook with no fan. This doesn't seem to be possible with the Atom processor, but I have hopes for the new ARM processor-based netbooks that are in the works.

Edited 2009-03-04 18:31 UTC

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RE: The problems with fans
by navaraf on Wed 4th Mar 2009 18:37 in reply to "The problems with fans"
navaraf Member since:
2005-07-08

Actually it is possible with the Atom processor. The Z5xx versions are designed for fanless operation and N270 (present in most netbooks these days) can be used without fan too (as in the Dell Inspiron Mini 9).

Edited 2009-03-04 18:40 UTC

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