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Old 18th July 2006, 03:44   #1
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Default Finally a macbook that also cooks breakfast

http://www.tuaw.com/2006/07/13/cook-...-your-macbook/

Its better you follow the link.
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Old 18th July 2006, 06:32   #2
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This going to be a real problem for Apple. All Intel duo Macbook Pro machines are having this problem. I know at least two people having the same issue.
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Not limited to these Intel-powered notebooks. Overheating has become the second name of Intel when it launched the Prescott (Pres-HOT) - could make a nice omlette on the top of your cabinet!
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okay - a lot of techies are probably going to yell at this one - but i have an OLD thinkpad R31 that sure can cook my thighs!

and yes, putting the coffee on the power adaptor keeps it nice and warm!
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My 4 year old son almost scalded himself when he tried to move my IBM (T41p) power adapter (brick). When I touched it it was really hot too. After that incident I keep a soft mulin cloth over it so that no one accidently burns it while trying to move it (esp if I am working in bed).
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Actually, I sometimes wonder how did the name 'laptop' come abt - have tried Dell's, and they were real toasters. Had found the Compaq Armada's to be much better.
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Actually, I sometimes wonder how did the name 'laptop' come abt - have tried Dell's, and they were real toasters. Had found the Compaq Armada's to be much better.
The term laptop should have been buried long back once the term notebook was introduced. But somehow the term stuck and even notebook are called laptops. I remember being told 15 years back that laptops and desktops are things of the past and future belongs to notebooks. Funny, the desktops are still around and now notebook is also known as laptop.

The laptop used by Nana Patekar's character in Bluffmaster was more interesting.
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Not every laptop gets hot.

A 15.4 notebook pc is not exactly a laptop pc. Its more of a desktop replacement. It is meant to get hot.


What we mean by a laptop is notebook pc's below 14" that are easy to carry. what people call portables or ultra-lights.
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and yes, putting the coffee on the power adaptor keeps it nice and warm

Ha Ha,
improving work productivity.. dont have to rush to microwave to reheat my coffee.... these people think of everything.
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haha ..what do u guys think of a 17" laptop?? :P im gettin 1 ..lol
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haha ..what do u guys think of a 17" laptop?? :P im gettin 1 ..lol
Dats not a laptop but a desktop replacement. So dont put it on your lap.

otherwise I guess it will be a fine machine.
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Intels are notorious for heating up. So imagine my laptop, which has a 2.8 GHz P4 with hyperthreading. . Fortunately, the two Toshiba fans keep the temp down. They make a bit of a noise (thts how crazily they spin), but i'll take the noise over a possible scalding anyday.
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haha ..what do u guys think of a 17" laptop?? :P im gettin 1 ..lol
Hi,
Which brand would you pick up... I am keen to get myself a 17", but a little undecided....
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