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dONK  ·  3879 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ever see a waterproof computer?

Are people constantly dropping their micro-computers into water and then immediately needing to access them for some pressing matter? I get that this is 'neat,' but what purpose does it really serve?

12345  ·  3879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The purpose is that the micro computer can be built into tablets or laptops. If the laptop or tablet breaks, the computer won't and you would be able to slide it out and put it into a new "shell"

dONK  ·  3879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ahhh, right. Of course. My knowledge of computers is admittedly non-existence. So this could effectively mean waterproof mobile smartphone devices (save, say, the screens) in the near future?

12345  ·  3879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Waterproof laptops, tablets, or whatever form you wanted to make around it. The idea is this can be interchanged with different form factors. So if your tablet breaks you just slide out the computer and put it into a new tablet form factor.

Kafke  ·  3879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't see how the problem could arise with standard (or micro) computers. But I can definitely see it happening with many different portable devices.

elizabeth  ·  3879 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My friend lost her computer when the sprinklers went off in her condo. She's lucky that most of her data was backed up but it still sucks.