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Solar Powered Ubuntu Laptop Priced at $300

#1fuzzymanPosted 8/6/2013 9:31:28 AM
http://www.dailytech.com/Solar+Powered+Ubuntu+Laptop+Priced+at+300/article33121.htm

It's about time!
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#2Orestes417Posted 8/6/2013 9:34:40 AM
You know all the time I find myself in the middle of the Serengeti bemoaning the lack of outlets to charge my laptop.
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#3CardigansFanPosted 8/6/2013 9:42:02 AM
Orestes417 posted...
You know all the time I find myself in the middle of the Serengeti bemoaning the lack of outlets to charge my laptop.


Straight from the article:
The Sol laptop is designed for use by the military and in education for developing nations where access to electricity is limited.

I'd be really surprised if this was released for the regular consumer market, to be honest.
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#4ThePCElitistPosted 8/6/2013 9:45:05 AM
Orestes417 posted...
You know all the time I find myself in the middle of the Serengeti bemoaning the lack of outlets to charge my laptop.


Patrolling the Mohave almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter.
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#5BDSMPosted 8/6/2013 9:54:23 AM
Does it play vinyl?

If not, no sale.
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#6The_Mighty_QuinPosted 8/6/2013 10:01:54 AM
But can it run Crysis 2?
#7AlexTheNextOnePosted 8/6/2013 10:10:12 AM
My only problem with it is that it's Ubuntu.

Not a Linux knock, by the way, just an Ubuntu knock.
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#8PhilOnDezPosted 8/6/2013 10:24:15 AM
CardigansFan posted...
I'd be really surprised if this was released for the regular consumer market, to be honest.


Given the hardware the price isn't far off from comparable consumer electronics, it's about the same as my $228 Walmart netbook. Subtract their cost for OS and add in the solar panel and the price sounds about right, honestly.
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