Samsung Unveils First Solar Panel Netbook

Top Quote Samsung is truly taking the global ICT sector by storm with innovative products. The launch of NC215S Netbooks; the world's first solar powered 10"1 netbook, will increase productivity for people on-the-go. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 30, 2011 - Lagos, Nigeria - Samsung Electronics West Africa, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in telecommunication technology and consumer electronics, today unveiled Samsung NC215S; the first 10" solar panel net book in the world! Samsung Solar Panel netbook is a lightweight portable device that delivers power and performance while being both environmental and
    pocket - friendly.

    Samsung NC215S is a unique net book with solar panel on the back with a 10" LCD screen, 1024 x 600-pixel display and weight 1.3kg. An Intel Atom N570 (1.66 GHz) dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 250GB or 320GB drive, integrated Intel graphics, USB ports with Sleep-and-Charge function which can charge the portable device even if the computer is in sleep mode or turned off. It can also do this, even if the battery is depleted, by using the solar panel. It includes a webcam, SD card slot, Ethernet, WiFi, and Bluetooth are the device's main features. Samsung NC215 netbook is equipped with a 6-cell battery which lasts for 15 hours, in addition to the solar panel on the lid that provides 2 extra hours of battery life.

    Speaking at the launch, IT Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Chioma Iwuckukwu-Nweke, said "NC215S is a Smart Life device specifically designed for Africa, (that boasts of abundant sunlight), to help busy people who must work on-the-go, and for tech savvy individuals who seek to increase the turnaround time of their work".

    "NC215S is packed with the latest mobile technology for optimized performance and ease of use on-the-go. It provides the optimum balance of functionality, energy efficiency and a safe environment. Besides, it allows users to create rich media content so they can quickly share and enjoy music, pictures, video and files from almost any modern device and also uses significantly less power for a much longer battery life of 14 hours. The LCD screen display lets you enjoy sharp images in best colours even when you're outdoors", she adds.

    Samsung NC215S boasts of Samsung's Fast Start technology that enables an 'Instant on' - so users can get started within a few seconds of opening the display or pressing the power button. The innovative hybrid sleep mode combines the fast start-up of sleep with the stability of hibernation that ensures system boot-up within 30-60 seconds.

    Samsung NC215S is built to serve the most demanding mobile users. For frequent travellers and those constantly computing on-the-move, the netbook's robust Samsung Duracase, with scratch-resistant protection, adds an extra level of durability, keeping the outer-shell pristine and protecting against everyday wear and tear.

    Samsung NC215S was awarded the Telecommunications Certification Organisation (TCO) certification because it combines features such as high performance and ergonomic design with the toughest environmental requirements on the market. TCO Certified makes it easy to choose IT equipment that is designed for the benefit of both the user and the environment. Samsung NC215S fulfils strict environmental requirements, has very low energy consumption and is designed for recycling. Other requirements ensure very good picture quality, low noise levels and low electrical and magnetic fields. The certification system also requires manufacturers to demonstrate active commitment in improving work conditions in the manufacturing process.

    About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

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