Apple patent shows alternative cooling for notebooks

Brenda Barron - Dec 2, 2008, 4:38 pm CST
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Apple patent shows alternative cooling for notebooks

Apple isn’t new to filing patents what feels like every other day, but this one really caught our eye. In fact, this recently published patent indicates Apple is delving deeper into their research for new ways to cool their notebook computer systems.

This new patent shows that Apple might be wishing to utilize liquid cooling in the future. This may very well be a wise move, especially considering Apple notebooks are notorious for overheating. Current models rely on air cooling alone, which works well enough, but as processors get faster, Apple might need to resort to a more efficient alternative.

This patent also shows that heat could be alleviated by dissipating it through the aluminum plate behind the display. This would remove the often scorching heat sent straight to the user’s lap. Some users reported burns from the hot notebooks, so this would definitely be a smart move.


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