Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Recommended for: Portability and silence seekers
Not recommended for: Unretrainable Fx key users
Can a netbook really be silent? Well, the Dell Mini 9 doesn't include a moving-parts hard drive and it's also entirely passively cooled.
This is quite a feat given that it has the same CPU as the Asus Eee 1000, and that laptop is a loud beast at times. Still, the downside to this is that the machine gets quite hot underneath when the CPU is stressed
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