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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_Black-Mamba

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.

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Sol_Rear

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.

Realme Philippines

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
HDMI
LAN(10/100)
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

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

Sol-Family

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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Lani
Lani
8 years ago

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
wew
Reply to  Lani
8 years ago

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

jdGONEMAD
9 years ago

nice. looks like a gaming laptop.

lol
lol
9 years ago

@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
wew
Reply to  lol
9 years ago

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 =)

wew
wew
9 years ago

pwede rin kaya ito icharge through charger?

Iyan Sommerset
Iyan Sommerset
9 years ago

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

Iyan Sommerset
Iyan Sommerset
9 years ago

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

Mark T.
Mark T.
9 years ago

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.

abuzalzal
abuzalzal
9 years ago

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!

Kambing
Kambing
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

Effin Troll…

Name: Chicken
Name: Chicken
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

Clap… clap… clap.

jake
jake
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

ikaw na naman hayuf ka!?

hindi para sa games yan ginawa, magbasa kang tanga ka.

“laptop that is designed for use in military, education and developing nations where electricity is limited.”

F
F
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

U

papaps
papaps
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

tapos ka na? LOL

Dagim
Dagim
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

hahaha, no one cares. :)

Justin
Justin
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

Shabu pa, brad!

Weh
Weh
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

nandito na ang henyo kuno pero wala naman laman mga pinagsasabi… tsk tsk.. dapat pag magcocoment ka ng ganyan magbigay k ng proof sa mga statement mo.. POOR CREATURE

wut?
wut?
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

Hoy Abu, Zalzal mo yang myphone mong android sa burnik mo.

thecorrescode
thecorrescode
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

Nagbasa ba yan? Nakalagay is Ubuntu Linux, san pumasok yung Windows 8… gesh

WOOOSHABUPAABU
WOOOSHABUPAABU
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

“My android tab can run hd games smoothly while your pc is struggling in running games at hd!?” -GO HOME DUMBASS, YOURE DRUNK THIS PC IS FOR SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS NOT FOR DEAD TRIGGER,ETC.

“Hahahaha, android is the only os you need if you’re a real professional!” -TALAGA LANG HA!HAHAHA MAGAGAWA MO BA SA ANDROID LAHAT NANG KAYANG GAWIN NG MS OFFICE?HAHAHA

“Hahaha fvcking pc users sore losers!” -I DOUBT KUNG NAKALAPTOP KA,IM DEFINITELY SURE NAGCOCOMP SHOP KA LANG PARA MAKAPAGNET HAHAHA!

monkeydoggie
monkeydoggie
Reply to  abuzalzal
9 years ago

wag na kasing pansinin tong hayup na to!
abuzalzal = attention seeker

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