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The Further Adventures of the Incredible Exploding Laptop

The Further Adventures of the Incredible Exploding Laptop

by , 12:20 PM EDT, June 21st, 2006

Tech site The Inquirer reported on Wednesday that one of its readers attended a conference in Japan where a Dell laptop literally burst into flames "and produced several explosions for more than five minutes." No information was available on the model of the laptop.

"It is only a matter of time until such an incident breaks out on a plane," reader "Guilhem" said. He provided two photos to The Inquirer, one of which we've included below.

Luckily, no one was injured.


Dell's next laptop, the HindenBook

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