The first solar powered computer to be produced was announced by Samsung in 2011. The Samsung computer which can be used without electric power for a long time can be charged with solar energy. The computer which is ideal for outdoor use even under very bright weather conditions is known as the Samsung Netbook NC 215S.
SOLAR POWER ADVANTAGE
The Samsung Netbook NC 215S allows you to charge its battery by 1 hour by putting it under the sun for 2 hours. When the battery is fully charged, it would be able to serve for up to 14 hours. The major advantage of this laptop is the ability to use it for a long time without electric power. It also comes with a very bright screen that makes it easy to see clearly on the screen under very bright conditions. Other devices including MP3 players and smartphones can also be charged with the aid of the solar panel on the Samsung Netbook NC 215S. Furthermore, the solar technology is also environmental friendly in terms of green IT technology. The solar panel is located at the back of the netbook screen.
FEATURES OF THE SAMSUNG NETBOOK NC 215S
The netbooks comes with a 10.1 inch screen with a display of 1024 x 600 pixels. It has a 300cd/m2 brightness which comes with a coating that is anti-reflective. It comes with a default 320 or 250 GB hard disk. It also comes with a default 1GB DDR 3 RAM which can be upgraded. It uses a 6-cell battery which when fully charged can be used for about 14 hours. The laptop weighs 1.3kg and uses an Atom TM dual core intel processor. It also comes with a genuine Windows 7 Starter operating system.
The laptop costs about 400 USD. The price could however vary slightly in different countries.As more competitor solar computers and newer models would be invented, there is a high probability that the price would further reduce.
The Samsung Netbook NC 215S is thus a must buy if you desire a computer that you can use outdoor all day without electricity.