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Solar-Powered Laptop Publishes Specs, Will Be Submersible

More information on the laptop vampires won't be using emerges

Sol laptop solar panels unfolded

Talking about timing.

Just hours after we published our write up Sol, the solar-powered laptop running Ubuntu, in which I complained that little in-the-way of specifics was known, the official website was updated to add additional information.

Which, whilst a little frustrating (given we’d e-mailed the company several times over the past month asking for information) is, at least, a step in the right direction.

The sun-powered wonder will come in 2 configurations: one ‘submersible’ under water and the other not.

Both will sport the following specifications:

  • 13.3″ LCD Screen (1366×768)
  • Intel Atom D2500 1.86 GHz Dual Core
  • Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
  • Seagate 2.5” SATA HDD 320GB
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM (4GB available)
  • Built-In Intel GMA3600 Graphics
  • 8 – 10 hour battery
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • 3MP Webcam
  • Usual bunch of USB 2.0, Audio, HDMI, Ethernet & SD Card ports

For connectivity:

  • 3G/4G World/multimode LTE
  • Built-in WiFi, GPS & Bluetooth

The Solar panel will be detachable so that owners can ‘use it with an extension chord (sic) so you can work indoors while SOL charges [outdoors]’.

Pricing & Info

The devices will retail at around US$350 for the standard version, and $400 for one you can shove under water.

For more information on the device you can check out the official website @