Embraco team up with Intel to Deliver a Mobile Refrigeration Cooling Unit
"Intel + Embraco = mobile refrigeration...."
Published: 21st September 2007 | Source: LegitReviews |
Intel showcased this new cooling solution at this years IDF. Using the worlds smallest compressor Embraco and Intels partnership has brought a mobile refrigeration unit to laptop users. The unit reduces the air temperature by approx 40% and feeds this cold air into the laptop which in turn cools the components.
This new cooling solution is to combat the thermal throttling which kicks in as laptops regularly overheat.
You can be forgiven for having never heard of Embraco but they were established in 1971.
Below is an excerpt from their site:
Lets take a closer look at this device...
The real magic is in the compressor. The above image compares the new micro compressor against a standard unit. It is this small size that enables the unit to be mobile. The compressors can also be daisy-chained (i.e. joined together) to provide even more cooling power!
This image shows the air entering the unit a 23.1 deg C and leaving at 13.6 deg C around a 40% reduction in temperature.
The cooling unit simply 'docks' with the laptop and uses existing ventilation holes. Laptops whos vents do not line up with the device can also have simple modifications made.
The test results they showed showed less throttling and as a result the benchmark scores on 3DMark06 and Cinebench R10 were higher.
Pricing for the unit is approx $150.
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