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Windows 7: Hypothetical computer of the future?

11 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 
Hypothetical computer of the future?

Here's my theory of what the computer of the near-future (this I think could be made in a few years) could be:

1: a Lithium-ion polymer battery Battery cell formed into a thin slab about the same width and height of the finished laptop.
2: the circuitry is printed directly onto the battery - or the battery becomes the motherboard's backing.
3: all chips, like the CPU, GPU, RAM and the SSD/ROM are printed at the same time as the motherboard, and otherwise completely imbedded into the motherboard.
3.1: the chips would have as much as their code as possible in the firmware, so as time goes on new technology can be implemented such as DirectX 12 or WiFi M
4. in between the layers of the SPB (System Processing Board) will be a thermoelectric wire array that will absorb excess heat and convert it back into electricity. On hot days this can also recharge the battery.
5. for recharging the laptop or powering accessories, it will have a system for Wireless Energy Transfer, which will allow it to connect wirelessly to a hub that will recharge the laptop and will have the ports such as HDMI or USB, even from say three feet away. This would allow the laptop to not have any ports at all. Of course this would mean that there would have to be a wireless communications protocol that also transmits power In order to connect to accessories.
6. the keyboard and track-pad wiring and whatever will be printed directly onto the motherboard, then everything is encased in the hard plastic used to encase microchips.
7. I do no know yet how the hinge will work, but in the top half the camera will be directly fused to the led screen. there may be an area between the screen and the hinge where a couple Piezoelectricity speakers will be located.
8. except for the hinge, the speakers, and maybe the camera, this computer would be by default completely waterproof.

so, what do you think?
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11 Jan 2010   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

It is interesting, but I could see resistance from the people that like to build(and upgrade) their own machines.....#3 would kind of negate that, wouldn't it?

I do like the idea of transforming the heat into charge power though....and the waterproof aspect.
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11 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Yeah, upgrading would be an issue.
But this would be a thin&light computer and, as the process is optimized, a cheap computer fit for the masses.

But coming from a netbook background, if this is high specced originally it should be at least five years before it becomes noteably obsolete.
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11 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

5 years obsolete? No profit so no point. More like obsolete in 6 months.
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11 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
5 years obsolete? No profit so no point. More like obsolete in 6 months.
I mean obsolete as in going from high end hardware to stuff that's slower than the cheapest netbook.
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11 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
5 years obsolete? No profit so no point. More like obsolete in 6 months.
I mean obsolete as in going from high end hardware to stuff that's slower than the cheapest netbook.
Correction, 1yr.
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11 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
1: a Lithium-ion polymer battery Battery cell formed into a thin slab about the same width and height of the finished laptop.
If you drop it, it blows up.....

Besides that little snag, this idea in concept is awesome.
To counter what Frostmourne says, if this works as intended, it will not be obsolete for a long time. The computer itself maybe, but not the concepts.

Thermoelectic wires.... I know nothing about these... (Thermoelectric effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), but that looks interesting.

I spent a few minutes discussing this idea with some friends, and we are a little split on whether it is viable, or efficient. We seem to agree it is possible, just not sure how well it would work. Since it depends on quite a few different things with the battery and wire types (chemistry is not my strong point), it may or may not work.

Either way, you have some good ideas there.

As for the motherboard being PRINTED on the battery.... Bad idea. That leaves room for circuitry to melt, and just cause problems in general. It would be easier to just use the typical mobo now, and just hold them together (plus being able to replace the battery when it fails is good).

Storing chip drivers in the chips is great, but only allows for one OS.

For the hinge, you may look at simply making it a touch screen tablet, though you could alternatively use what we use now.

~Lordbob
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12 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I'm just toying with the idea. having the moboard printed directly on the battery should only be used in "disposable" computers where when they break you get a new one. would probably make more sense to print it onto the back of the display for a tablet, then a separate battery. heck, have almost all circuitry built into the display half, then integrate the trackpad, keypad, and wireless charger into the bottom half. then to swap the battery you just undo the hinge.

I really have no idea if the thermoelectric effect will be powerful enough to be an efficient cooing system, but only time will tell.

and by having drivers stored into the chips, I was referring to something else (but is still a good idea)
Say theoretically if instead of having a dedicated CPU, a dedicated GPU, eta, they would all be decomposed into a bunch of cores of different sizes and optimizations, managed by firmware. that way the OS can decide whether to have more cores for processing data, for processing graphics, or even for managing the ROM chips depending on what needs the most power at that time. and because it is managed by firmware, you can update the firmware to include new features that otherwise requires a new chip, such as WiFi Draft K or possibly brand new protocols.

And going back to the drivers on the chip, what if it was possible to include the drivers needed to work with stuff inside the stuff, instead of requiring you to download it every time you do an update. Of course, this would be best if it was possible to make some sort of driver format that can be natively used on different OS, no matter if it is Windows, Linux, or even Mac OS.

and well, I'm starting to get a little tired (midnight) so sorry if some of this seems to make absolutely no sense.
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12 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Another possibility is if the motherboard backing was made out of something like corrugated cardboard, so air could be forced through the backing itself and cool the chips from below.
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12 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Why do you need a screen?

TED Lecture: Pranav Mistry

This is the future of PC's I think, stunning stuff and he said he is going to release it as open source.
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