Meet Sol, the Solar-powered Ubuntu notebook with a 10-hour battery

Shawn Knight

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Canadian-based WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has created an Ubuntu-based laptop that harnesses solar energy from the sun for power. The Sol claims to last for up to 10 hours via the internal battery, can run directly off solar energy and can...

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Trillionsin

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Some additional information from their site...

SOL runs with Intel inside. It can be ordered with various CPU speeds (Please contact for specification.) WeWi's innovative motherboard design combined with Intel's superior performance make SOL not only affordable but extremely powerful.
 

misor

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So much glare and you need to be in the sun's amazing rays to be in power... :)
seriously, I hope the solar panels can be detached and attached thru the use of long usb cables. the 'submersible' version is intriguing although the risk of electrocution for a 90W (?) laptop is high.
 
G

Guest

Sweet, getting this for after the apocalypse. When there is no power and everyone's electronics are useless, I'll still have the essentials: music and porn.
 
G

Guest

To guest above, you didn't count the chance of nuclear winter, so its useless if there is no sun, better get your self some wind turbines
 
G

Guest

Sweet, getting this for after the apocalypse. When there is no power and everyone's electronics are useless...[your take]

this might happen :)
 

MrAnderson

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You'll need a picnic table to use this thing... it is pretty cool though and the price seems reasonable.

My question is if it runs in direct sunlight, what have they done to improve the visability of the screen?
 

9Nails

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Finally a laptop that can cover an average American's lap! I'm kidding guys, now laugh. =)

It looks a little unruly and I wonder if the screen is bright enough for it to be operated while charging under.