ASUS is toying with a radical new laptop design that could permit their laptops to be built without any fan at all (though in some computers the processors already require no fan).
Through a special folding configuration and “thermal holes” that help draw air into the laptop, airflow is greatly increased even without a fan. As a result, the laptop would require less energy, run more quietly, and trim down its frame a bit.
There is no news yet on when this technology would be released, what the laptop stats might be, or even what name ASUS is heralding the project by. However, it appears to have great potential, if you don’t mind the squeaking as the laptop opens and closes – which surely is not an actual issue, but you can hear it in the video after the jump.