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Monday, 27 December 2010 11:05

Quanta and Compal make tablets with fans

Written by Nick Farell


Old tech is the best
Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics are building tablet PCs that will include thermal modules or PC fans.

Digitimes claims that the pair have decided that there is a market for tablets that whir and vibrate in your groin.  After all it is vital that your tablet switches off because you block the air hole. They think that tablets with either thermal modules or fans will account for 20-30 per cent each of all tablet PCs.

However they admit it will be a while before the novelty of such old style technology will be in the shops. One of the problems is that so far there are not many makers of microfans who can roll out the gear in enough volume.  It is also not clear what type of chips they will need to be cooling.
Last modified on Monday, 27 December 2010 13:04
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+6 #1 yasin 2010-12-27 12:52
and so begins the age of OC'ing tablets :D
but i can't see how this would sell unless the cpu is a lot more powerful
 
 
-2 #2 DJDestiny 2010-12-27 15:20
Compal is a big maker of brushless stepper motors , i swear .
I was like , i had a tape drive stepper motor which is a brushless motor , and is veryvery powerful .
 
 
-2 #3 unknown555525 2010-12-28 00:56
A simple solution would be to put both the intake and exhaust ports on the TOP of the device. This or use a micro blower type fan that draws air in from small holes on the top of the device's bezel and blows it out the top.

Adding in active cooling will mean that you can add in more powerful, power hungry hardware. Looks like this may be the dawn of tablets with 40 minutes of battery life. But then again Compal is no stranger to making "mobile" computers that can't stray more than 30 minutes away from an outlet.
 

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