Quiet computers are those that make little or no normal operating noise, incidentally or by design. Most desktop computers emit a constant whir, and sometimes roar of noise, from fans as they spin, disk drives (hard, CD/DVD) as they spin and read and store data, and from electrical transformers as they hum and whine. Sound is also emitted by speakers, but this is intentional, and usually considered desirable by users, if not by coworkers. Many users find computer noises distracting, even irritating, more so as they increasingly listen to music and videos on computers, and use IP telephony. Ergonomic (human factors) research in noise pollution, usually in the workplace, shows that noise harms user concentration and productivity, more so where many computers operate in confined spaces, more so where no effort is made to improve acoustics. The market for quieter computers is growing worldwide, more in Europe.
  • The Silent PC Investigates and documents acoustic aspect of information technology, ergonomics, growing interest in and market for acoustic comfort, how ISO 9296 standard helps to identify quiet devices.
  • Silent PC Review: SPCR Reviews, news, information on quiet, low noise, and/or silent computers and components, silencing methods, DIY modifications, full systems, and their energy efficiency and thermal performance.
  • AOpen Inc.: Small Form Factor Links to quiet PCs, sold worldwide: bare system, MiniPC, XC cube, ePC. Milpitas, California, USA. Home: Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Build a Silent PC Instructions on how to build quiet computers that still perform well, with all steps needed.
  • EndPCNoise.com Sells quiet and silent systems and parts: hard drives, power supplies, fans (CPU, motherboard, case, video card); since 1999. Vancouver, Washington, USA.
  • King Young Technology Co., Ltd. Makes SUMICOM: SUper MIni COMputer; very small, low power, silent. Taipei City, Taiwan.
  • LinSentio Makes, configures, sells silent PCs, with Linux and other open source software. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • Mappit A4F Fanless Computer Makes, sells fanless PC system based on VIA Mini-ITX motherboards, special design interior and aluminum case. Schneider Elektronik GmbH and Co. KG. [English and German]
  • Noise Insulation Case Detailed study of project to build a highly sound insulating wooden case for a tower PC, about 150 photos. English, Finnish.
  • Pogo Linux, Inc.: Quiet PC Guarantee Makes and sells Linux workstations that run below 32 dB, smoothly with no vibration, are stable and handle high loads with no overheats. Tukwila, Washington, USA.
  • Puget Silent Professional Workstation High performance, reliable, full size desktop computer, ships in 3-5 business days. Puget Custom Computers. Seattle, Washington, USA.
  • Quiet PC Sells worldwide, systems and parts: power supplies, cases, case fans, CPU coolers, video card coolers, sound proofing, hard drive enclosures, motherboard heatsinks, case feet, cables, adapters. Malton, UK.
  • Silence is Golden Project to quiet a server cabinet (with 100baseTX hub) and desktop PC; medium long text, photos. Flare Development Group.
  • SolarPC Makes and sells line of small, quiet, aluminum cased notebook sized computers and conventional Common Building Block (CBB) laptops; many standard and custom configurations. Thousand Oaks, California, USA.
  • Thinkmate Virtually-Silent Workstations: VSX Makes, sells higher performance systems; meets ISO 9001:2000, has sub-25dB heatsinks, aluminum chassis. Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Tranquil PC Ltd. Makes and sells quiet and small silent PCs. Manchester, UK.
  • VeryPC Ltd. Provides green computer systems, other support and services: Apple and PC networking, network, bespoke equipment, contracting. Sheffield, United Kingdom.
  • What is an Acoustical Noise Declaration? Explanation with links, references. IBM.
  • Wikipedia: Quiet PC Encyclopedia article, with links to many topics.
  • Zonbu Makes low power, fanless, diskless, silent, open source, subscription-based desktop PC. subsidiary of PConRails LLC. Menlo Park, California, USA.

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