JP2001100862

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DESCRIPTION JP2001100862
[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to a
book / note type personal computer having a display unit which can be opened and closed and a
speaker for outputting sound, and in particular, even when the display unit is in a closed state. A
computer system that outputs
[0002]
2. Description of the Related Art A personal computer generally incorporates a speaker device for
outputting sound. This speaker device used to be a simple device for outputting a simple sound
such as a beep sound, but in the recent use environment of a personal computer, a CD-ROM /
DVD-ROM, the Internet, etc. As high quality voice information has come to be supplied, a
personal computer has come to incorporate a speaker device capable of high quality voice
output.
[0003]
By the way, when playing back audio on a personal computer, it has been common practice to
start up and play back application software for playing back audio on the operating system. A
personal computer that can use only the CD playback function without being commercialized has
also been commercialized. The speaker apparatus as described above is also incorporated in a
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personal computer (generally referred to as a book type or notebook type personal computer)
having an openable / closable display section. .
[0004]
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION With regard to such a book type or notebook type personal
computer, for example, when only the CD reproducing function is used, it is conceivable that it
can be used in a closed state without opening the display portion. . In this case, the opening of
the built-in speaker device is usually provided on the same surface as the keyboard, the display
covers the opening of the speaker (see FIG. 6), the volume is significantly reduced, and the sound
quality is significantly degraded. There was a problem with that.
[0005]
Moreover, in order to avoid this problem, there is also a personal computer in which the opening
of the speaker is provided on the front side of the computer main body, but it is necessary to take
the thickness (height) of the main body casing than the size of the opening of the speaker. There
has been a major problem with book type / note type personal computers that are becoming
thinner.
[0006]
The present invention has been made in view of the above problems, and is a personal computer
having a freely openable and closable display unit, which can obtain high sound quality and high
volume even when the display unit is closed. Intended to be provided.
[0007]
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In order to solve the above-mentioned problems, the personal
computer of the present invention comprises a display portion attached to the main body so as to
be openable and closable, and a first opening which is opened at a part of the upper surface of
the main body. And a second opening adjacent to the first opening and opened in a part of the
side surface of the main body, and a speaker arranged to output sound from the first opening
and the second opening. The
[0008]
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As a result, high sound quality and high sound volume can be obtained even when the sound is
reproduced by closing the display unit.
Furthermore, the output surface of the speaker of the personal computer is obliquely disposed so
as to face the second opening.
[0009]
As a result, since the sound is output more directly to the second opening, higher sound quality
and higher volume can be obtained.
According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, there is provided a personal computer
according to the fourth aspect of the present invention, comprising: a display portion attached to
the main body so as to be openable and closable; an opening having a portion of the top surface
of the main body and And a speaker arranged to output.
[0010]
As a result, high sound quality and high sound volume can be obtained without increasing the
thickness of the main body and also when the sound is reproduced by closing the display unit.
The personal computer according to claim 7 includes a display unit attached to the main body so
as to be openable and closable, and when the display unit is opened, it is output as voice to the
outside of the computer through the upper surface and the side of the main unit and closes the
display unit. Is output to the outside of the computer through the side of the main body. As a
result, high sound quality and high sound volume can be obtained even when the sound is
reproduced by closing the display unit.
[0011]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION Embodiments of the present invention will be
described below with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a notebook
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personal computer according to an embodiment of the present invention.
[0012]
The notebook personal computer 1 has a computer main body 2 and a display 3 connected to the
main body 2 so as to be openable and closable. The display unit 3 has a size that substantially
covers the upper surface of the computer main body 2 in the closed state.
[0013]
The speaker box 4 is disposed in the opening 9 in which a portion between the keyboard 6 and
the rotation portion 7 on the upper surface of the computer main body 2 and a part of the side
surface connected to the keyboard 6 is cut and scratched. The method of arranging the speaker
box 4 will be described later. Further, the speaker box 4 may be a simple speaker device.
[0014]
The speaker net 5 protects the speaker box 4 from dust and the like, and is configured to form a
part of the top surface and the side surface of the computer main body 2 so as to fit the shape of
the opening.
[0015]
FIGS. 2 and 3 are schematic views showing the arrangement of the speaker box 4 and the
opening 9 in the personal computer 1 with respect to the section AA 'when the display unit 3 of
the personal computer 1 of FIG. 1 is closed. It is.
[0016]
In FIG. 2, the speaker box 4 is mounted on the upper surface of the computer main body 2
substantially in parallel with the upper surface of the computer main body 2 downward by α.
In this case, sound can be output from the side surface of the speaker net 5, and high sound
quality and high volume can be obtained even when the display unit 3 is closed and sound is
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output.
[0017]
FIG. 3 shows another embodiment in which the output surface of the speaker box 4 is obliquely
disposed so as to face the side of the main body.
Even in the case where the display unit 3 is closed and voice output is performed in this mode,
voice can be output from the side of the speaker net 5, and voice output directly from the
speaker box 4 to the outside of the main body The output is increased, and high sound quality
and high volume can be obtained more than in the embodiment of FIG.
[0018]
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of a notebook personal computer according to another embodiment
of the present invention. The shape is substantially the same as that of the notebook personal
computer 1 shown in FIG. 1, but the opening for transmitting the sound output from the speaker
box 4 to the outside of the main body is the side surface of the main body adjacent to the
opening 9-1 on the upper surface The opening 9-2 is separated into two. Further, along with this,
the speaker net is also separated into the upper surface 5-1 and the side surface 5-2.
[0019]
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of a notebook personal computer according to still another
embodiment of the present invention. The opening 9-3 having substantially the same shape as
the notebook personal computer 1 of FIG. 1 but having one set of holes for transmitting the
sound output from the speaker box 4 to the outside of the main body is the upper surface of the
main body case. And an adjacent body side surface. The opening 9-3 also plays a role of a
speaker net.
[0020]
Although FIG. 1, FIG. 4, and FIG. 5 show three embodiments, the main point is that the output of
one speaker is output on the top and the side of the computer main body. It is possible to provide
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a personal computer capable of outputting high-quality sound and high-volume sound without
increasing the height (thickness) in the vertical direction and even when the display unit is
closed.
[0021]
Furthermore, since the output surface of the speaker is diagonally arranged to face the side
surface of the main body as well as the upper surface of the main body, the sound can be more
directly output, so that it is possible to obtain better quality sound.
[0022]
As described above, according to the present invention, the personal computer can obtain high
sound quality and high sound volume even when voice output is performed with the display unit
closed.
[0023]
In addition, since the output surface of the speaker is obliquely disposed so as to face the side
direction of the opening, the sound can be output more directly, so that it is possible to obtain a
better quality sound.
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