Samsung Laptop Fuel Cell Slims Down, Spruces Up

Samsung Fuel Cell

By Evan Ackerman

The methanol fuel cell that Samsung has been working on for a while now is looking a lot sexier than it used to. Samsung says that it’s able to run a laptop for eight hours a day, five days a week, for a month without refueling. And when you do need more juice, just feed it a new methanol cartridge and it’s ready to go, no waiting.

Although Samsung has obviously made an effort to integrate the fuel cell unit with the laptop itself, it’s equally obvious that (in its current incarnation) it’s not really practical to do this. Why not keep it separate and just use a cord? Hopefully, the reason is that by the time it’s ready for the market, it’ll be no larger than a conventional battery. Hopefully.


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