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A computer that is immune to dust and overheating?

  1. Just came across this article about a Washington tech company that came up with a computer that functions without heat, dust, operation and maintenance problems. Apparently, production costs for this 'technology' will be well under $40 per unit.

    Anyone knows how this 'technology' works?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,552   +301

    Underclocked 386?
     
  3. toffeapple

    toffeapple TS Rookie Posts: 216

    A computer that doesnt require maintenance.....probably like a women who doesnt complain.....non existent
     
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Are you referring to the new student/kids PC which will sell for $100US and can run on battery for up to 16 hours? It has no fans or active cooling and is water and dust tight. The market is meant for 3rd world schools so children can have access to computers where electricity is scarce. Obviously anyone can buy one and would be pretty good PC for young kids in any country because it's very rugged and even has a built in hand crank generator to charge itself. Cool stuff.

    SNGX1275 is correct or at least on the right track. It is a way underclocked CPU (not sure if it really is 386 (P2 or P3), I believe it is a P4) this way it doesn't produce enough heat to need active cooling and the case can be air and water tight. Hey no major tech break-thru just underclocking.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Nope, mine is pretty dusty....
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,552   +301

    Are you stalking me Rick? Nearly every thread I've commented in you've came in after me to say something :)
     
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Care to share the article?
     
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    No....

    You hear typing from outside your Window
     


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