Any fanless Slates around?

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  1. pixlix

    pixlix Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for a fanless tablet pc - preferably a slate. Can you help me to find one or am I out of luck?

    Many thanks for your help!
     
  2. poetdante

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    ok. cpu requires a fan to cool it. no fan, it blows up, literally. so there is no fanless laptop. you could use a cooling fluid system in a desktop maybe, but I think it is impossible with laptops, so it is definitly not possible with a slate.
     
  3. Daring

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    Actually, there are fanless notebooks. They use a special type of ducting and large heat sinks to conduct airflow. That doesn't answer your question though. I am not aware of any fanless tablets.
     
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    I'm using a fanless notebook right now, the Fujitsu P{7120. The Dell X1 is another one. There are a few other examples, but not many.
     
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    ok then. never mind
     
  6. Barry J. Doyle

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    Dante, for the most part this is the truth. The exception to the rule are some ULV Pentium M laptops. The ultra low voltage chip tends to run cool enough that manufacturers are able to skip on the fan.
     
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    If my Motion Computing M1200 slate tablet pc has a fan in it, well, I've never heard it. It's been going for 3 years straight, 8+ hours a day. Occasionally I can just about hear the HD working, but that is it. I'm not sure about the newer and faster LE1600 but my guess it it runs silent most of the time too.
     
  8. pixlix

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    Hi,
    thanks everyone for answering.
    And espacially thanks to thegallery, I think you are right. The M1200 and M1300 don't seem to have a fan - that are great news.
    There is a review on the M1300 which says the very same thing.
    http://www.planetpdamag.com/content/051903tk.htm


    Thanks again
     
  9. emma

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    I agree with thegallery - I have just bought a motion1600 - I can hear the fan - but I have to put my ear up close to the vent if I want to hear it -
     
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