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Captain Kidd
2006-Mar-11, 01:31 PM
Expected out sometime in 2007 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4794920.stm) with a 9 hour operating life between refueling.

Soon you could be running your laptop computer all day without a recharge as commercial versions of fuel cells go on sale.
At the Cebit technology fair in Hanover, Taiwanese hi-tech firm Antig said its fuel cells should be on the shelves of computer shops by early 2007.

The Supreme Canuck
2006-Mar-11, 05:33 PM
Now, is there any advantage to a methanol fuel-cell over a direct oxygen/hydrogen one? I mean, with such a small fuel requirement, you could go with a closed-loop fuel cell and just "recharge" the laptop by plugging it it and producing your fuel by breaking down the water produced by the fuel-cell.