|BEHOLD!! THE POWER OF THE SUNNNNN!!!!!!!!|
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!!!