Laptop powered by sun is for when you forget the power adapter

AUO has a laptop that came straight out of left field: solar-powered laptop that has a touch-sensitive keyboard. This special laptop has two built-in solar panels.

The first one is on the lid of the laptop and the second one is built into its touch-sensitive keyboard. AUO says the solar modules are only 2.1-millimeters thin allowing its computers to "remain stylishly thin."

AOC is right to want to build a laptop that can be solar-powered, but it gimps it with a touch-sensitive keyboard instead of using real physical keys? Come on, good design needs to be both functional and good looking, not just the latter.

The solar panel will supposedly cut power consumption by up to 20%. We don't care how much power it saves, just that it can give us more power when we're running out of it! AUO expects to display the computer at the FPD International 2010 in Chiba, Japan starting November 10.

Engadget, via Geeky Gadgets

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