Put A Spotlight on Samsung’s NC215S Solar-powered Netbook.


Hey, see what I did there in the title?  Nice, huh?  Anyway, for anyone (and I mean “ANYONE” with an loud echo) who own a laptop or netbook, this should be a very interesting product and hopefully a sign of things to come. Here comes more green and energy-efficient technology headed to our computers. YAY SOLAR ENERGY!!!

This is Samsung’s NC215S netbook, and it features a lid that is almost completely covered by a solar panel that can power the computer while the user is taking care of some business or pleasure/entertainment on a bright, sunny day.  The netbook was originally introduced to the African market, then was released in Russia this past August for 13,999 rubles (which is approximately $479) and then the United States in the late-Summer of this year for about $399.  The solar panel on the netbook’s lid contributes to an overall estimated battery of roughly 14.5 hours.  The NC215S runs on Windows 7 (because, it’s not Vista), and sports a 1.6GHz N570 Intel Atom dual-core processor (one of my personal favorite processors), 250GB of on-board storage, and 1GB of RAM into its light 2.9 pound closure.

So now, everyone can have an excuse to work and play outside on their netbooks.  HOORAY!!!

[Thanks Engadget, SammyHub, & Liliputing]

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