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Dell :: Vostro 3500 Or 3700; Any Comment On Fan Noise?


I'm planning my next notebook purchase and wherefore interested in fan noise levels of those two models. Does it have a high-tone annoying pitch as stated on e.g. ThinkPad 410?


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