WeWi Telecommunications Inc. just unveiled a new solar-powered laptop that can run for 10 hours straight on a single charge! The Sol laptop features built-in foldable solar panels, so it can be used in off-grid areas and countries where access to electricity is limited. The makers claim the device can run directly off solar energy and can harness enough power to fully charge its battery in less than two hours.
The Sol laptop has a 1.86GHz dual-core Intel Atom D2500 processor with 2GB of RAM which can be upgraded to 4GB, a 320GB SATA HDD from Seagate, GMA3600 graphics, a 13.3-inch LCD screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution, and a 3-megapixel camera. It also features a USB 2.0 port, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an audio jack and SD card ports.
Although Sol is not the first solar-powered laptop in the world, it is the first one to claim 10 hours of battery life. Also, while other models have smaller panels, Sol has solar panels that completely cover its lid. It will cost only $350, while the waterproof edition will be available for $400. The device will be launched in Ghana, Africa, before it reaches Europe and the U.S.
Via Discovery News