Originally Posted by selch
My Aurora just arrived. A few things -
1) It weighs a ton
2) The fans are just as loud as on my current POS laptop - of course this is when not running graphics intensive apps
3) The power brick is exactly that - the size of a brick and just as heavy.
4) None of the above matters a bit to me - I'm very happy. Although I wouldn't want to lug this to several classes a day. If I had to do that I might have got the 5700.
You say they are 'just as loud'. Does that mean your current POS laptop is very loud? Or are you trying to say that non-gaming the fans are comparable to other laptops?
I realize the weight issue. I also realize the brick is big and heavy. I'm only going to be taking this to a couple classes ever OTHER week, so it's a small part of the function of the laptop I'll get.
The only issue left in my way is making sure the thing doesn't cause a disturbance in the classroom. Everyone is required to have a laptop in the grad school program, so there will be a ton of laptops in the class. The question is will the fans on this puppy cause a disturbance.