Is a solar powered laptop really possible? WeWi, a Canadian telecommunications company and the developers of SOL say it is. SOL, a solar powered laptop, seems to be perfect for the people who need to work on their computers away from the electric power sources. Having this in mind, the manufacturer built the laptop using rugged materials that will easily accommodate working in harsh environments – there is even a waterproof version that is a bit more expensive.
The SOL is equipped with loads of creative and productivity tools and, being based on UBUNTU Linux, there are numerous other free applications to use.
The back of the display contains solar panels that can be unfolded in order to open up towards the sun. The battery needs only two hours to fully charge and the energy obtained this way is said to be enough for 8 to 10 hours of battery life.
The price will be around $350 for standard version and $400 for the waterproof one, but the release date has not been announced yet.
SOL Technical Specifications
• CPU: Intel Atom D2500 1.86 GHz Duo Core, Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
• HDD: Seagate 2.5” SATA HDD 320GB
• RAM: Kingston 2-4GB DDRIII SDRAM (Options Available)
• Graphics: 1080p HD Vide, Built-In Intel GMA3600 Graphics
• Battery Operating Time: 8 – 10 hours
• Weight: 5.02 lbs
• Display: 13.3″ LCD, WXGA, 1366 x 768
• Camera: 3MP
• Audio: Realtek ALC661 HD Audio, Built-in 2 Speakers | Internal mic + 1/8” input
• 3 USB2.0, Headphone jack, HDMI, LAN(10/100), Card reader (SD/MS/MMC)
• Modem: 3G/4G World/multimode LTE
• GPS: gpsOne Gen8A
• WiFi: MIMO 802.11b/gn (2.4/5GHz)
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