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Sol promises 8 to 10 hours of battery use per charge with only a two-hour charge time

If you're highly mobile user, you've undoubtedly had problems with your laptop running out of power at inopportune moments. The only thing be done is to connect your laptop to plug in an extra factory battery, use an external battery, or find an AC outlet and plug-in.
 
If you're using the Sol solar-powered Ubuntu Linux laptop, all you would need to do is open up your laptop’s solar panel. The Sol laptop is designed for use by the military and in education for developing nations where access to electricity is limited. As a result, the notebook computer is designed to be rugged to survive use in harsh environments.

 
The laptop is built by WeWi Telecommunications, which is already a provider hardware and software solutions to military and law enforcement agencies. According to the manufacturer, the notebook can run directly off solar energy with the solar panels unfolded or charge the internal battery in under two hours. Once the internal battery is charged, the computer is good for 8 to 10 hours of use.


The company is mum on exactly what hardware is used inside the machine, but you can bet it's the most power miserly equipment they can get their hands on. 

Sources: OMG Ubuntu, Solaptop.com





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