Finally, a solar powered netbook you can buy in the U.S.

We've seen plenty of solar powered laptops and netbooks over the years, but they've all been either some sort of concept, or available only in other countries. Now Samsung will start selling one right here in the U.S.

Details are still a bit sketchy, but the Samsung NC215S will have a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of memory, and will be powered by a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N570 dual core processor. The solar charged battery is said to provide one hour of computing for every two hours of charging, with up to 14 hours of life from a fully charged battery.

Of course, none of this will be much use to bloggers, computer engineers and geeks in general as we tend to hang out in cave-like apartments and dimly lit Starbucks where sunlight is a scarce commodity.

Look for the NC215S starting July 3.

Laptop, via CrunchGear

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