We’re so used to seeing new bets in the form of faster chips and memory that most of the time we forget that hardware advancements go beyond the fastest chip. A breath of fresh air, and never better said, has come to us with the AirJet Mini and Pro cooling chips, which promise to eliminate laptop fans. Will they succeed or will it be a totally empty promise?
One of the obsessions of laptop designers is to get the thinnest system possible, the problem with this is that it reduces laptop cooling and forces components to run at clock speeds and reduced performance. Which is somewhat detrimental to the user in that you don’t get the full power from these chips. Interestingly, this was the problem Apple users had with the latest Intel-based MacBooks.
AirJet Mini and Pro will replace your laptop fans
An unknown company by the name of Frore Systems has created two cooling chips it dubbed Airjet Mini and Airjet Pro, designed for ultra-thin laptops. As it is only 2.8mm thick and they promise to give the same kind of cooling as a fan but without taking up space or making the noise they do. How it works? Thanks to a mechanism based on vibrating membranes placed on the copper heat sink of the laptop, it manages to perform the same function as a fan.
Concretely, it can generate a pressure of 1750 Pa, which is 9 times more than a laptop fan and all this while generating a noise of 29 dB against the 41 dB of laptop fans. Regarding the dissipation capacity of each of the models, the AirJet Mini can dissipate 5W, while the advanced version can dissipate 10W. Therefore, connecting 4 units in a system can dissipate up to 40W. However, the power consumption of each AirJet is 1W and weighs only 11g, so it really is a part that can be easily integrated into any laptop.
Will we see it soon in any system?
In addition, Frore Systems is already in contact with Intel and its partners for the creation of laptops using this cooling system for the launch of new models that will be released later this year. One can think of other examples beyond the classic laptop. How about a Nintendo Switch 2, Meta Quest 3, or a slimmer version of the Steam Deck with it? In any case, we doubt to see it in gaming laptops where the heat generated is much higher and more advanced dissipation systems are needed. All of this will become a Boost for ultra-slim laptops and it’s about those technologies, which although they may seem mundane, have the potential to be in a multitude of laptops.
In any case, no system that uses it has yet been shown and that means taking the manufacturer’s claims with a grain of salt. Since they were not made in an impartial environment, but with the aim of promoting their own product. We will therefore have to wait for a system with the AirJet Mini or Pro integrated as standard and compare it with one with conventional fans to find out what its performance is.