Rumor: Intel's Wireless Charging Tech Coming to Ultrabooks and Smartphones in 2013

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Damnlogin

It's about damn time! I'm surprised at how hard both WREL and NFC struggle to stay relevant.

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AETAaAS

Why just Ultrabooks? It's not as if they aren't expensive enough already... :p It is interesting; but add something like NFC wireless sync on top of it and get some mobile partners on board.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

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Khoiboi

I suspect it has something to do with power usage. If they built it into some kind of beast of a laptop, such as a hot and heavy Alienware, the laptop might use up more power than the wireless tech can handle.

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MrSelatcia

That is probably the coolest thing I have seen from ultrabooks. It would be incredibly useful.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Its not new tech, its just simply being marketed by Intel now

On a similar note, the following is completely unrelated to the topic at hand

Windows 8 hardware runs for weeks
http://www.informationweek.com/byte/news/personal-tech/240005434

New testing methods will need to be used for Window 8 devices it seems

I propose testing these devices once fully charged and once after a week of standby time after a full charge

test USABLE compute time in days (Device B lasted 3.7 days, etc)

Usable compute time is NOT how long the tablet lasts during stress testing

Although Maximum stress test battery time wattage "Should" be compaired to actual max user wattage of the device to get an idea of the difference between synthetic and actual user times

In other words, what is the maximum wattage the device draws under constant use and how many days or hours will it run under constant use scenarios after a week of standby time (Standby time can be simulated as long as you find the drain the battery incurs after a week of standby)

See, I don't care if it can go into standby for 320 hours if I can't get any actual work done after 240 hours of standby (or whatever)

Find out how many hours of standby can I have and still get 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 hours of actual work out of the device

That is all

go write an unrelated article

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