The joys of working from home are many -- peace, quiet, wear whatever you like -- but the greatest may be the cozy warmth of using a laptop in bed. Unfortunately, as the folds of the bedclothes impede the cooling airflow through the machine, it becomes hotter and hotter, to the detriment of the laptop and its surroundings.
Now, Intel is promising secret "pillow-proof" technology to prevent this overheating.
Details are scarce at this point, but we're ready.
interesting that it's an Intel article with a picture of an Apple?
1. Macs use Intel chips!! 2. Apple makes innovative stuff, so this looks like something that apple would do...
yes it does look like something that apple would do.. but only if they charge 1k extra for the secret pillow proofing technology, (which, in actuality, is just pulling air intake from somewhere besides the bottom(ie: the top), and venting out the sides.)
Or knowing intel it will just go to sleep mode or shut off completly if it gets to hot
That was implemented ages ago... If an Intel chip reaches 95˚C it will shut itself off to prevent damage.
it doesn't say exactly 95˚ but I'm pretty sure thats what it is.
The solution seems so simple and obvious to me that either the businesses are overthinking it or I'm missing something.
In addition to the vents on the bottom and sides of the laptop, channel vents up through the back of the screen as well (and maybe the sides of the screen, too). No one will ever have the screen AND the computer flat on a surface at the same time, and rarely will the entire screen be covered by sheets or blankets.
-IMP ;) :)
its ironic that a mac is pictured since the new aluminum macbook has no cooling fan or ducts! thus no pillow problem
Even the MacBook Air has a fan, which MacBook are you talking about?
At the first glance, I thought Inter would invent a pillow to put under the laptop to cool it...
Lets be honest the only poeople doing his are women...i mean seriously my wife does this and it drives me insane! I hear my poor laptop going crazy trying to stay cool and I tell her baby PLEASE use the laptop table we bought for the bed and she says why laptops were made for this kind of thing. As I reply they were made with vents that you are BLOCKING how are they gonna cool as you are complaining that it is fire HOT!!!! When you pick it up. You wonder why we have to buy a laptop every six months and why the warrenty never covers it. I mean really i swear...we don't need smart laptops we need smarter.....well you know....
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This article is an excuse to post a picture of a laptop on a bed. Unless the "secret" technology involves pillow-busting laser beams, there is no story here. Obviously, the answer is laptop components that run cooler. As long as there are vents on a computer, DON'T block them! You wouldn't stuff pillows in front of your car radiator, would you?