Solar clamshell?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rchawks, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. Rchawks, Mar 21, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014

    Rchawks macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2014
    I fired up the old beast (dell XPX 720 desktop) as my wife is on her HP and the Ipad was charging when I came across an article that talked about Apple possibly producing a solar panel this year on the top of the clamshell to extend the life of the battery. Is this a probability at the end of this year or just a fantasy.
  2. jonesea macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2013
    Fantasy. There's not enough current in a solar cell the size of a laptop to to do anything useful.
  3. themumu macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2011
    That, plus it would rarely be in full sunlight. Most people do not leave their laptops tanning in the sun, and specifically avoid direct sunlight it when working.
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    Apple patenting something has almost nothing to do with them actually producing it and if they do it doesn't mean it's coming soon. Like others have stated today's solar panels are nowhere near powerful enough.
  5. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013

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