The fan is so quiet and not audibly disruptive for me. In fact the first time it ever ramped up, I thought it was a quiet light rain starting… Took me a bit to even realize it was the fan. So pleasant sounding, and even full on, very quiet.
Speaking of ramping up. It has only done it a few times so far, once when installing the PCB design software I use & love (AutoTRAX DEX PCB) and once when I started final output file for a Black Magic DaVinci Resolve rendering. Other than that it pips up on occasion when a new program starts up, and then dead quiet again.
Been getting a full 7 hours out of a full change. Barely warm to the touch. And I don’t notice it on my lap as long as my knees are spread out comfortably as the air intake has full access