I've just bought a new Vaio T13 ultrabook, provided with an ULV Core i5 Ivy Bridge cpu.
The laptop has a very cool palm rest, so it seems not suffer from overheating at all. Inexplicably the fan runs at maximum speed already with cpu at around 45°C, which means that even browsing the web causes a loud noise!
Ultrabook should be tipically completely silent, while Vaio T13, just browsing the internet, is much more loud than my previous cheap Asus with core I3 at full stress! No "quiet mode" seems possible to be set in Vaio Control Centre (options completely missing), neither software like speedfan was successful in reducing fan speed and noise.
Is there the possibility of a prompt bios upgrade that will resolve this major issue? I would rather prefer 7-8°C more on the palmrest instead of the noise! Otherwise this is a laptop not worth the money I've spent for it at all! I seriously think I will give it back and take a Samsung Serie 5 Sandy bridge (maybe less performing and with a lower material quality but silent!) instead.
PS: room temperature at around 26°C
If you are facing the same issue, in order to get a bios update from Sony, please report your issue to Sony Support here: e-Mail / e-Support
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Issue: Sony Vaio T13 Fan noise
Model number: SVT1311XXXXX
Serial number: xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx
E-mail: xxxx @ xxxx .com
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