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Samsung NC215S Solar Netbook Release Delayed In August

The Samsung NC215S is the first 10 inch netbook to feature a solar panel built into the lid. It was initially scheduled to ship during the week of July 3rd,US shipping date, Liliputing is now saying that the solar-powered laptop won’t make it to consumers until sometime in mid to late August, due to hold ups involving the machine’s custom panels.

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liliputing reached out to Samsung and found out that there’s been a delay involving the custom solar panels. The release date has been pushed back by a month or so and now Samsung plans to ship the NC215S in mid or late August.

The company says you should be able to get 1 hour of battery life for every two hours of charging time in the sun. The netbook features a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel matte display. The solar panel is expected to generate enough electricity to provide 1 hour of run time for every 2 hours of charge time.

This Netbook is available in Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung NC215S for $399(In the Ad Avobe). Meanwhile Provantage has it listed as a “special order” which could take 3 to 4 weeks to deliver. Provantage is charging $391.
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