Samsung NC215 solar netbook arrives in Korea

August 24, 2011 by Nancy Owano weblog
The Samsung NC215 solar netbook

( -- Samsung has released the NC215 solar-powered netbook in Korea. The netbook carries a solar panel on the lid, which can turn two hours of sunlight into one hour of netbook run-time.

Users in and in fact all trekkers who depend on have been already targeted via release of the in Europe, Africa and America.

The NC215 carries the following specs: a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels, 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 , 1GB DDR3 memory, and, 250GB 5400 RPM hard drive. a matte screen, 802.11 b / g / n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, an SDHC card reader, VGA and Ethernet, and 3 USB ports, including one that can be used to charge cell phone devices even when the computer is turned off. The model comes with Windows 7 Starter Edition.

One of the talking points has been its “Fast Start” function. The PC saves the current state and enters sleep mode when the cover is closed. It takes three seconds to wake up the PC from sleep mode. Also, the solar panel can be used to charge smartphones even when the PC is powered off or is in power-saving mode.

In the bigger picture, the solar netbook debut is yet another advancement for Samsung as a prominent global player in solar technologies. Samsung has taken up the challenge to demonstrate if and how solar PV cells can power more than homes. EE Times Asia lists Samsung as the solar patent king. The company stands out in its explorations into ways to provide inexpensive cells in high volume, says a report from Semiconductor Insights.

Explore further: Asus 1000HE Netbook Claims 9.5 Hour Battery Life

Related Stories

Asus 1000HE Netbook Claims 9.5 Hour Battery Life

February 4, 2009

( -- Asus has just introduced an Eee PC netbook that uses the Intel Atom N280, which has slightly better performance than the previous N270 chip. The N280 runs at 1.67GHz, up from the N270's 1.6GHz, and the machine's ...

ASUS introduces the Eee PC 1015PEM dual core netbook

September 13, 2010

ASUS today announces the launch of the Eee PC 1015PEM with the latest Intel Atom N550 dual core processor. This processor gives the 1015PEM a level of performance that surpasses other Atom-based netbooks available today.

Samsung NC310 Netbook Claims 11 Hour Battery Life

March 25, 2009

( -- Most standard netbooks offer between two and five hours of battery life, the newly released Samsung NC310 goes beyond these limits and can achieve 11 hours of computing time on a single charge. Of course ...

Samsung, Acer team up with AT&T on netbooks

November 16, 2009

South Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's Acer are teaming up with US telecom giant AT&T to introduce low-priced netbook computers for the holiday shopping season.

16 Gb SanDisk Netbook SDHC: More Storage for Your Netbook

June 2, 2009

SanDisk today announced the SanDisk Netbook SDHC removable flash memory card, offering consumers an easy way to significantly increase their netbooks' storage capacity. Consumers simply insert the SanDisk Netbook SDHC card ...

Recommended for you

Microsoft aims at Apple with high-end PCs, 3D software

October 26, 2016

Microsoft launched a new consumer offensive Wednesday, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac along with an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and "mixed reality."

Making it easier to collaborate on code

October 26, 2016

Git is an open-source system with a polarizing reputation among programmers. It's a powerful tool to help developers track changes to code, but many view it as prohibitively difficult to use.

Dutch unveil giant vacuum to clean outside air

October 25, 2016

Dutch inventors Tuesday unveiled what they called the world's first giant outside air vacuum cleaner—a large purifying system intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine.


Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

not rated yet Aug 24, 2011
This makes so much sense.
not rated yet Aug 24, 2011
very cool indeed...
not rated yet Aug 25, 2011
They should have used an SSD drive to make the battery last even longer.
How about a LED back lit screen and lithium Ion battery as well.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.