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Solar powered Samsung NC215 now shipping

New Samsung NC215 is now shipping with a price tag of $403.83 on Amazon, equipped with a solar panel

The first Samsung netbook with a solar panel is now out for shipping. The Samsung NC215 with a 10.1 inch display comes with an inbuilt Solar panel on the lid itself which would charge the netbook for 2 hours giving one hour of runtime.

This model is powered by Windows 7 starter edition and features the 10.1inch display with a matte screen supporting 1024x600pixel resolution. It has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor and a 1GB DDR3 RAM. For storage it is provided with a 250GB, 5400rpm hard drive.

Two special features have been provided with this model, one we have already disclosed as its solar panels and another is a USB port which is capable of charging a mobile phone even when the device is turned off. Both this features make this netbook an ultimate destination for the trackers and camping freaks as they can charge both their netbook and a cell phone with its help.

For connectivity this model has 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and an Ethernet port. Three USB ports are provided including the one for mobile charging while it’s off.

Though the price of this model seems to be quite high at $400, but the addition of the two unique features would not stop the customers from buying who are really in need of such a gadget.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-08-16 (Update: 2012-05-26)