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iUnika Unveils Ultralight Cheap Solar-Powered Netbook

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On May 20, 2009 @ 11:00 am In green gadgets | 5 Comments

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What if keeping your laptop [2] 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 [3]‘s new $180, 1.5 pound solar [4]-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 [5] components that really set it apart from other netbooks. The computer body is composed of bioplastics and biodegradable materials [6] made from starch and cellulose, so end-of-life netbooks are ultra-easy to recycle. Best of all, the netbook comes with solar panels [7] mounted on the back of the display, making it ideal for developing countries that lack grid power [8]. iUnika’s netbook will be on store shelves in June or July.

+ iUnika [3]

Via Gearlog [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=29715

[2] laptop: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/09/ces-fujitsu-corn-based-laptop/

[3] iUnika: http://www.iunika.com/

[4] solar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/14/energy-101-interview-ibms-drew-clark-on-future-smart-meters/

[5] sustainable: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/12/solar-flyer-diy-solar-motorcycle-tops/

[6] materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/06/optiwind-accelerating-wind-turbine-taps-new-fields/

[7] solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/12/transportation-tuesday-arizona-startup-unveils-solar-bullet-train/

[8] power: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/07/suntricas-wearable-solar-chargers/

[9] Gearlog: http://www.gearlog.com/2009/05/ultralight_netbooks_unveiled_a.php

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