Why Are Laptop Speakers So Weak?

In the little over a year since I got this laptop I have been very satisfied with it’s performance. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it is easily the best, most powerful, computer I have ever owned. (it’s also my first dual core machine)

Yet there is one thing that I don’t care for and that is that I can’t get much in the way of volume out of it unless I plug in a set of external speakers. The sound from the built in speakers just can’t get loud enough in most circumstances to be really useful.

Now I realize that there isn’t room for the speakers to be physically bigger and there’s also the matter of how much power is available to drive ’em when the machine is running on batteries. On the other hand I almost always run on external power. I only use the batteries when I have to move the computer which is rare.

At the very least it would be nice to be able to pump more amplifier power to the speakers when running on external power.

[tags]laptop, speakers, sound, low sound volume[/tags]

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One thought on “Why Are Laptop Speakers So Weak?”


  1. Its probably due to their size. They can only fit in that much into a small box. Then again, many new laptop models actually have pretty decent speakers and many even come with sub-woofers

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