Originally Posted by BlueHeaven
I guess the big thing here is creating air flow without the use of fans, which would be great in laptops since there really isn't room for a 120mm fan to cool components. That would be strange though, you would have great air flow, but it would be completely silent, erie.
it depends on the orifice the air flows through. Nice laminar flow will allow for quiet operation - but through a small orifice it could easily become turbulent. A "trade off" is presented here - more air, more cooling, more noise or quiet operation with less cooling abilities.