European technology company iUnika has developed what looks to be the worlds first solar powered netbook. Designed to be as light weight and energy efficient as possible, the GYY defintely isn’t a gaming machine, but it could work well for a student or someone lost in the woods.
One important thing to realize is that because it is so eco-friendly, it’s not going to be powerful. Sporting a 400MHz CPU, 128MB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD drive (hey, that’s not bad), it’s not going to use much juice to begin with. It’s also running a proprietary version of Linux, and has an 8-inch screen with a whopping 800×400 resolution. But you don’t have to plug it into the wall, and it’s only going to cost about €160 ($200).
It’s hitting the European market in June, but there isn’t any word of it coming to US as of yet.