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    LG to be first with notebook fuel cells?

    LG Chem, part of the LG Group, is looking to be first to the market with a notebook fuel cell. Their fuel cell technology has been developed and now they're gearing up to produce and market it, with the possibility of availability before the year ends.
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    Ooooh, that looks handy. I'll just chuck one of those in my laptop bag. Hellooo back problems

    Think there is someway to go before that sort of system makes it iactually inside a laptop. I thought that Toshiba's fuel cell MP3 players looked like a product that was closer to market. But lets hope that LG get that prototypes size down to about 20% of the size of that external box soon.
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    Where one company goes, others follow...the only difference this time is LG made the first move. Hope theres some good charge from them!

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    Who's going to want to carry a laptop, AND a brick?

    I know the fuel cell technology is still young, but initially I think the fuel cell manufacturers are going to be best off looking at whether they can produce a drop-in replacement for an existing battery pack that has the same form factor, but which gains the potential for powering things for longer and having an instant recharge.
    They also need to have a solution for refilling cartridges, or a spectacular sales network, because I know I wouldn't want to spend a dollar a day just powering my laptop.
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