Written on: 06/04/2011
I have owned this laptop since august 2008 for going to Uni with. It has been the perfect work companion for the whole time I've had it.
The fan is on all the time, but if you keep it clean (which you should do with all laptops) then it will stay quiet enough for skype, library use and other quiet situations or microphone use.
A couple of weeks ago my brother and I tested start-up time against a brand new windows 7 note book, my two and a half year old laptop was 1 second slower than his brand new notebook.
Excellent buy and would recommend for a second hand purchase