iUnika Unveils Ultralight Cheap Solar-Powered Netbook

by , 05/20/09
filed under: green gadgets, Innovation

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What if keeping your laptop charged was as simple as setting it out in the sun? That’s the promise behind a brand new netbook that may just break the biggest barrier to ultra-portable computing: battery life. It won’t run graphics-heavy computer games, but iUnika‘s new $180, 1.5 pound solar-powered Gyy netbook is ideal for anyone looking for an inexpensive on-the-go computing solution.

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The Gyy features a tiny 8-inch screen and retains its low price point with a bare-bones set of specs (400mhz processor, 128MB of RAM), but it’s the device’s sustainable components that really set it apart from other netbooks. The computer body is composed of bioplastics and biodegradable materials made from starch and cellulose, so end-of-life netbooks are ultra-easy to recycle. Best of all, the netbook comes with solar panels mounted on the back of the display, making it ideal for developing countries that lack grid power. iUnika’s netbook will be on store shelves in June or July.

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Via Gearlog

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  1. guymacher April 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Will it run Celtx? How long does it work on a charge?

  2. melonwall June 23, 2009 at 7:09 am

    i just cannot wait to get hold of one 😀

    i wish we could just pre-order one. However there is no function on their website.

  3. Tom Anderson May 22, 2009 at 9:39 am

    It’s a PDA with a bigger screen! For people without a computer, it’s not bad. Businesses in 1999 were able to improve their standing with computers less powerful than this one.

  4. davidwayneosedach May 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I like the GYY ultra cheap netbook. Once they get the price down to $100.00/per everybody will get one. We live in San Diego so solar powered is good!

  5. rockstarknits May 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    What OS is it running? With the price point it may be safe to assume it\’s running Linux.

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