Water cooling for notebooks
Hitachi wants to develop a water cooling system for notebooks in order to make the devices quieter and to cool them more effectively. At the moment water cooling is mainly used in supercomputers and servers, many PC enthusiasts now also have one in their PC> For this purpose, the Hitachi researchers laid a 150 cm long, rustproof metal pipe with a diameter of 2 mm in the notebook. The aqueous solution flowing in the tube absorbs the waste heat from the components of the notebook and transports it to the lid of the notebook. The liquid becomes warm up to 60 degrees Celsius. However, the researchers are still struggling with problems: the water tanks are not sufficiently corrosion-resistant and the coolant evaporates over time, but this is countered with new coolants. The first water-cooled notebooks should come onto the market as early as the third quarter of 2002 and will not be more expensive than air-cooled models with comparable features.