Spanish Company iUnika to Launch Solar-Powered Netbook (May 17, 2009) — Spanish computer maker iUnika is going to launch an entirely solar powered Linux-running netbook.

spanish-gvyThe solar powered edition of its Gyy netbook has 400 MHz MIPS processor, 128 MB of RAM, and an 8-inch, 800 by 480-pixel screen. The Gyy runs GNU/Linux, rather than Windows XP.

The company said the solar panel on the lid of the netbook can be used to keep its battery charged. An LCD display on the palmrest enables users to quickly see the battery’s current charge level.

The Gyy weighs only 700 grams—that’s about 1.5 pounds—and sports three USB 2.0 ports, 100Base-T Ethernet, Wi-Fi, optional GPRS connectivity, and up to 64 GB of SSD storage.

The company said its cost will be about €160 and it should be available in Europe this summer.

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