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SOL, a ruggedized solar-powered laptop

Canada-based WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has came up with a new laptop that is designed for use in military, education and developing nations where electricity is limited. Meet SOL, a ruggedized laptop that is powered by the sun.


SOL is basically a laptop that is outfitted with a set of foldable solar panels at the back of its lid. When fully charged the SOL can last for an impressive 8 to 10 hours. If it runs out of juice just unfold the solar panels and it will run directly off solar energy or charge the battery in under 2 hours.


The SOL is equipped with a 13.3-inch WXGA (1366 x 768) LCD screen, a 3 megapixel web camera and a 320GB HDD. Running under the hood is an Intel Atom D2500 dual-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and Ubuntu Linux. So not only the SOL runs on free energy, it runs on free software as well.

SOL specs:
13.3″ LCD, WXGA, 1366 x 768
Intel Atom D2500 1.86 GHz Duo Core
Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
Built-In Intel GMA3600 Graphics
1080p HD Video support
Kingston 2-4GB DDRIII SDRAM (Options Available)
Seagate 2.5” SATA HDD 320GB
3MP web camera
3 USB2.0
Headphone jack
Card reader (SD/MS/MMC)
Realtek ALC661 HD Audio
Built-in 2 Speakers
Internal mic + 1/8” input
3G/4G World/multimode LTE
gpsOne Gen8A
WiFi MIMO 802.11b/gn (2.4/5GHz)
Integrated Digital Core Bluetooth 4.0
8-10 hours battery life
5.02 lbs

There’s also the SOL Marine version which has everything the SOL has but with the addition of waterproofing.


SOL has a price tag of $350 or around Php15,000 while the SOL Marine costs $400 or around Php17,000. Availability is yet to be announced but is expected to launch first in Ghana, Africa.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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22 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    Hahahaha, fail at first sight!

    My android tab can run hd games smoothly while your pc is struggling in running games at hd!?

    Hahahaha, android is the only os you need if you’re a real professional!

    Hahaha fvcking pc users sore losers!

    WP8 has no gamezzz and appzzz!

  2. Mark T. says:

    Don’t feed the troll.

    I do hope this gets here with minimal difference in pricing as reported. This will surely be a nice option for the rugged outdoorsman.

  3. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Fuck, I want one. Or two. Permanent downloader, zero-grid usage. Sweet.

  4. Iyan Sommerset says:

    Best thing that could possinly come from this – we’ll finally get some damn Linux graphics drivers for the intel D2xxx Atom series.

  5. wew says:

    pwede rin kaya ito icharge through charger?

  6. lol says:

    @wew basa brad!

    “If it runs out of juice just unfold the solar panels and it will run directly off solar energy or charge the battery in under 2 hours.”

    • wew says:

      im sorry mali pla ang pagkakaconstruct ko ng sentence, it should be a suggestion para iwas-hassle tska pag for example nasa loob ka ng kotse mo =)

  7. jdGONEMAD says:

    nice. looks like a gaming laptop.

  8. Lani says:

    Dapat portable solar charger set na lang, tusta yang buong laptop pag binilad sa araw, fail, gumawa na ang Samsung ng solar netbook 2 years ago, di mabenta,

    • wew says:

      sure ka?matutusta?hahahaha siyempre naisip na nila nung una pa kaya siguradong di yan matutusta tss.

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