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    Thank you Rob, my next laptop definitely WON'T be a Dell!

    I have an HP and have run two Lenovos, none of those machines gave me any noise problems so I shall stick with those. I have read good reports of the Asus laptops but not in regard to audio use.

    Now that you have explained the problem in more detail I am going to ask about Dells over at soundonsound.com. Will keep you all posted.

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    I don't know about which Dells have these issues, and/or is just limited to laptops...but I've been using Dell towers for my DAW systems for the last 20 years...and never had any noise issues due to it being a Dell.
    TBH...I don't much recommend laptops for DAW use, regardless of brand...but I know these days that seems to be the norm for most people.

    That said...I do use Dell laptops exclusively for my other computer needs, though they don't involve audio interfaces, so I can't speak about audio noise...but otherwise, I've not had any of the issues that many Dell haters speak of.

    Oh...and we had some Lenovo tablets at my day gig...they were an odd item one year, because otherwise Dell was/is the major computer supplier at the day gig...I mean, like 10k computers/year...but anyway, those Lenovo tables were absolute dogs, everyone hated them, and wanted to get rid of them.
    So go figure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miroslav View Post
    I don't know about which Dells have these issues, and/or is just limited to laptops...but I've been using Dell towers for my DAW systems for the last 20 years...and never had any noise issues due to it being a Dell.
    TBH...I don't much recommend laptops for DAW use, regardless of brand...but I know these days that seems to be the norm for most people.

    That said...I do use Dell laptops exclusively for my other computer needs, though they don't involve audio interfaces, so I can't speak about audio noise...but otherwise, I've not had any of the issues that many Dell haters speak of.

    Oh...and we had some Lenovo tablets at my day gig...they were an odd item one year, because otherwise Dell was/is the major computer supplier at the day gig...I mean, like 10k computers/year...but anyway, those Lenovo tables were absolute dogs, everyone hated them, and wanted to get rid of them.
    So go figure...
    'Twas ever so. Not that many years ago the forums were alive with people asking for laptop reccy's but the cognoscenti were at pains to point out that "whilst LAST year's HP or Dell was fine with Fwire and gave low latency there is no reason to suggest that THIS year's model will be so accommodating!"

    AFAIK the very last thing laptop makers consider when developing a MOBO is the way it handles audio and if the embedded FW chip was NOT suited to YOUR AI tough tittes.

    So I am not surprised at all to learn that "not all Dells are noisy". I also agree that the laptop per se is not THE best vehicle for "serious" music making and subsequent processing...But peeps LIKE handy!

    Whatever the situation, I have learned from a well respected poster (even if he is "Essex man"!) that a Dell MIGHT cause me a problem. I have a choice so I shall not take the chance.

    Dave.

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    Might be good to get confirmation of a cause and solution, from the OP, before we all gather outside Dell HQ with our pitchforks.
    Just a thought.
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    Theatre sound folk in the UK have had the Dell issue as the most annoying make. I have three dell systems that work fine, but have had a number of dell laptops all with the noise issue. I'm convinced it's the clever power supply, because the old one I still have is noise free on a general PSU, but it won't charge the batteries!

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