Samsung solar netbook delayed until August

The unique sun-powered netbook delayed for up to 2 months, still available for pre-order on Amazon for $399

The upcoming solar-powered netbook from Samsung has apparently been delayed for a mid to late August release.

According to Liliputing, the Samsung NC215S is having supply issues with its custom solar panels located on the lid of the laptop. The delay is not as bad as it seems, as the original launch date was July 3rd, meaning an expected delay of only 2 months maximum.

The 10.1-inch NC215S netbook runs on an Intel Atom N570 CPU with a 1024x600 resolution matte screen, 1GB RAM and comes with USB 2.0 ports, a microphone jack, VGA-out, and other usual connectivity options.  Quite standard specs for a netbook of this size. The solar panel is rated for 1 hour of use for every 2 hours of charging time. Under ideal conditions, Samsung claims up to 14 hours of battery life out of the netbook.

Samsung, however, may soon be joined by more solar-powered notebook manufacturers. During a design competition earlier this year, Fujitsu released its own conceptual solar-powered notebook as well. Whether or not solar-powered notebooks will take off remains to be seen.

The Samsung solar-powered netbook can be found here on Amazon for $399. The laptop is apparently already available in Russia.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-07-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.