The world is on the move and increasingly has little time to plug in devices to recharge them. Solar cell phones are reality, and now you can buy a solar powered netbook computer from Samsung, as well.
Electronic devices like the computer shown to the left are fitted with solar panels. When ultra violet light hits the panels, solar electricity is generated, which provides extended power when you are at the park, camping, or sitting outdoors on campus.
Samsung’s solar powered netbook computer, the NC215S, is a 10″ device with a solar panel embedded in its cover. The company claims that 2 hours in sunlight will generate enough power to run the computer for 1 hour, effectively extending time between plugging it in and recharging.
Solar powered computers and cell phones are particularly useful in off-grid areas of the world. Residents in third world countries can better stay in touch using solar devices like these.
Here are the stats for the solar powered netbook computer from Samsung:
- 10.1-inch display
- resolution of 1024 x 600
- 1GB of RAM
- 1.66GHz N570 dual-core Atom
- keyboard and touchpad
- 14 hour battery life under “ideal conditions”
- Price: $399
Samsung’s solar computer is currently available in the U.S., Russia, and Africa.