The world's first solar powered laptop computers are now available in Nigeria. Samsung's NC 215 mobile computers were made with areas of the world with poor electricity supply in mind as they offer 14 hours of operation time with a PowerPlus technology powered 6 cell battery.
At the moment, there seems to be various models of the solar paneled laptops but the Samsung NC 215-A01 is available for purchase via Gafunk Nigeria. Their September 2011 pricelist has the laptop listed at an affordable N64,000 with the following specifications.
FULL SPECIFICATIONS OF SAMSUNG NC 215-A01 LAPTOP
- Lid mounted solar panels
- Intel Atom N455 1.6GHZ
- 10.1’’ 1024 x 600 pixels TFT MONITOR
- 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 250GB SATA HDD with 5400 RPM
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- Bluetooth v3.0
- SDHC Memory slot
- Analog video output VGA
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- Windows 7 Starter
Weighing 2.9 pounds at 10.2 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches, the solar panel powers the device for 1 hour for every 2 hours charged in the sun. One of its USB ports is reportedly able to charge any usb device without the user having to turn on the laptop.
Interested parties can check out Gafunk Nigeria's frequently updated price list for more info.