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If it works, im happy. Almost every performance laptop at notebookreview forum cries out "overheat problems" by different users.
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If it works, throw it in consoles.
So, you guys wouldn't have a problem paying $750 more for your gaming console, or laptop?
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So, you guys wouldn't have a problem paying $750 more for your gaming console, or laptop?
if console manufacturers build this in, then they won't be charging $750 per unit...

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Those interested in an evaluation unit will have to fork over a hefty $750, but the company promises it will be cheaper in larger quantities, and notes that it could also easily be stamped or molded from metal or plastic, as it only consists of two thin flat parts in addition to the motor.
how would this thing work if its molded from plastic??
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post #23 of 54
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Looks like a con to me....

"Those interested in an evaluation unit will have to fork over a hefty $750"


If this isn't a heatpipe or vapor chamber, then there's no way it can be any good.
Yeah, I am not sure I see any valid physics behind this system, and they don't describe it, either... So I think it may be a con.
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post #24 of 54
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If we don't hear more about it, then it probably is.

$750 is not a whole lot of money for laptop manufacturers like HP or Dell, and this has a lot of potential for them. And I'm sure they would ask a lot of questions before just forking over $750 anyways.
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post #25 of 54
It's 750 for an evaluation model. Interested companies are probably getting it for free under the pretense of a partnership. I don't see how people are going "HURR DURR TOO EXPENSIVE" when it's not even a mainstream product yet (as mentioned).
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what is the comparison too? too vague.

no way this thing is 25 times greater than a megahalems or true.
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They just have to add in that it uses a "new nano-(something) technology," then their marketing will be complete. No explanation needed.
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The surface area is too small to radiate the heat to the air efficiently. Even if it is more efficient than another heatsink of similar surface area, it will still be inefficient. Remember that the heat has to be transfered through the cpu housing as well so unless there is some great thermal interface that can keep up, this thing is not anything special.
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So, you guys wouldn't have a problem paying $750 more for your gaming console, or laptop?
Actually, I would. People pay a ton for better cooling, dont see how this is much different. At the cost, I would expect it to be practically too cold to touch when the laptop is running at max at that kind of cost though.
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It's 750 for an evaluation model.
Yes, we all read the article. There is 0 testing data to back up their claims, and unless it's make of silver or gold (which obviously it is not). There is no possible way for them to exceed current hs/f technology by a factor of 25 times better performance.

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Interested companies are probably getting it for free under the pretense of a partnership.
Assumption on your part. No where in the article does that statement exist, nor is it implied.

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I don't see how people are going "HURR DURR TOO EXPENSIVE" when it's not even a mainstream product yet (as mentioned).
Actually, it's "TOO EXPENSIVE for a product that looks like a scam, with no scientific data (especially independently collected data by respected sources) to back up their outlandish claims."

But, if you like. Go right ahead and buy one for testing.


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Actually, I would. People pay a ton for better cooling, dont see how this is much different. At the cost, I would expect it to be practically too cold to touch when the laptop is running at max at that kind of cost though.
I don't mind paying for extreme cooling either. But, a phase change system, or LN2/DICE/He3 cooling solution, this is not. See above for the rest of the explanation.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 5/10/11 at 11:10am
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