List of silent fanless laptops
For those of us that appreciate quiet, and the removal of one more point of failure, fanless computers are a wonderful thing. 🙂 While building a fanless desktop computer is quite easy, finding a fanless laptop is quite hard!
To make things a bit easier for others interested in fanless laptops, I am compiling a list of laptops that are fanless (or that can be converted to fanless) as well as general resources and links on the topic.
[the remainder of this article is to be expanded when I find more info, feel free to post in the comments if you have any fanless laptop tips!]
List of specific fanless laptop models:
- NEW! Samsung Chromebook
- Panasonic Toughbooks (a variety of their MIL-spec laptops)
- Fujitsu LifeBook P2020 (old model, has slow Transmeta Crusoe CPU)
Fanless x86 tablets that have keyboard docks for laptop mode
NOTE: these are full Windows 8 tablets that can run existing x86 applications, not ARM based Windows RT tablets that are limited to app store apps.
- Lenovo Lynx (x86 tablet, when docked you may consider it a laptop)
- HP Envy X2
- Acer Iconia W510
- ASUS VivoTab TF810C
DIY Fanless options:
- Lenovo Yoga 13 – some users disable one or both fans
Replace HDD with SSD, this can drastically cut laptop noise and is an easy thing to do 🙂 As a perk, you also get better performance!
General Fanless Laptop Resources:
fanless dell laptop with XGA screen? (Dell Mini laptops were fanless)
View Profile: Commander Wolf – Laptop Forums and Notebook Computer Discussion (this cool guy converted a Dell laptop to be fanless by putting a ULV CPU into a full size laptop)