The Korean company has developed a mini laptop that is charging using solar energy. Samsung NC215S has a solar panel on the cover and is scheduled to appear on the market in August this year.
Samsung wants to develop a clean technology to use it on portables and thus they will not depend on electricity. The new Samsung NC215S netbook is the first mini laptop that will enjoy a solar panel that covers the cap and will fully recharge in about 2 hours using only energy from the Sun. It is a niche that will begin to be exploited in the near future.
The laptop is equipped with a 6-cell battery powered by PowerPlus technology, together providing a range of about 14 hours on a single refill. This model was originally designed for markets in Africa and places where there isn’t that much electricity. I think it would be appropriate for the rest of the world, because to us there are many areas that are not connected to the grid.
In addition to the solar panel, design and specifications are the same as the Samsung NC210 model: Intel Atom N570 or N455, 1GB of RAM, 10-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Samsung NC215S price for the Russian market will be about $500.