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Sol, the $350 solar-powered rugged Ubuntu laptop that won’t be usable in the sun

• extremetech.com
 An inventor in Canada claims to have created a solar-powered Ubuntu laptop that can run directly from power generated by its built-in solar panels, or recharge its 10-hour battery with just two hours of sunshine. If that wasn’t enough, the laptop — pretentiously dubbed Sol — is ruggedized for military and off-road use and you also get built-in GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and 3G/4G LTE. The best bit, though, is the price: The Sol will cost just $350 — or $400 if you want a submersible, waterproof model.
Your bullshit meter, which has been steadily climbing, has probably just exploded — and rightly so, because this laptop is almost certainly vaporware.
 
 

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