HP recently sent an emailto registered laptop users, notifing that the "Fan always on" option in BIOS can be turned off to reduce noise. Maybe with this option off noise will be an convinient level
36 dB is loud. I was almost prepared to excuse the number pad, which ruins the ergonomics of all the keyboard - maybe I can adapt - but noise is an issue. Too bad because the machine is excellent and I was almost set to buy it. I think I have to keep waiting.