Around two years ago, I bought a new laptop with a GPU that can support applications going beyond regular office software. Over time, it turned out to not have been a great choice of hardware. Even when using simple programs, the GPU has a noisy fan running at higher speed. It is like sitting in front of an aircraft engine.
Now, my employer offered to buy a new work laptop, and unlike the above described private machine I really need this device to be quiet. It is okay, if the fan turns up when running CPU-heavy computations. But I cannot have the GPU alone adding substantial noise already at baseline levels. Therefore, I want to make sure that I pick the right hardware this time.
I can choose between two models. The first device has a 4 GB NVIDIA T500 and Intel Iris Xe Graphics built in. The second one entails a 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce MX450 and Intel Iris Xe Graphics. Which of the two alternatives is likely to be the quieter solution?