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Embraco team up with Intel to Deliver a Mobile Refrigeration Cooling Unit

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.

unit

You can be forgiven for having never heard of Embraco but they were established in 1971.

Below is an excerpt from their site:


Specialized in cooling solutions, EMBRACO is the world leader in hermetic compressors, and has the mission "Provide innovative solutions for a better quality of life". With factories in Brazil, Italy, China and Slovakia and productive capacity of 25 million compressors per year, it also produces cast iron, electronic components, condensers and evaporators that are used as part of condensing and sealed units, and electronic systems to make "intelligent" household appliances. 
Founded in 1971, in Joinville, Santa Catarina State, in the South of Brazil, Embraco started to produce compressors in 1974 with the initial purpose to supply the demand of the Brazilian refrigeration industry, which at that time relied entirely on imported compressors. In that same decade, it started exporting and in the next decade it had already negotiated compressors in all continents. In early 90´s, anticipating the globalization of the economy, Embraco started the process to open productive units outside Brazil and, consequently, to increase the global structure of sales. Soon it was already the world leader in the market, with about 20% of market share.

Lets take a closer look at this device...

compressor

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!

unit

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.

unit and lappy

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.
 
results

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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