Re: Fan constantly blowing in new Inspiron 15R
As far as the noise issue goes, my laptop's very quiet—even with the fan running full speed. When it's idle, if you stick your ear close to the keyboard, you can "just" hear the HDD spinning.
When the fan's running flat out, you can hear it—but it's certainly not intrusive, and oftentimes no louder than the ambient noise around the house during the day. When I'm playing videos or DVDs, I can't even hear it.
We're also running a brand new Toshiba laptop (and an older one) and the DELL's noise is no more or no less than either of those machines.
And as Judah has already said—and I agree—noise is very subjective, and a matter of opinion.