Solar-Powered Mini PC with Puppy Linux

Dec 05, 2007

The Aleutia E1 is a Mini PC with Puppy Linux on board designed for deployment in areas far away from power sources.

PC including a display and external components such as a USB-CD burner or a USB disk has a maximum power consumption of 23 Watts and will run on solar cells.

Inside the Aleutia E1 you will find a x86 CPU with a clock speed of 200 MHz. The device has 128MB SDRAM and a 2GB Compact Flash memory card with the operating system and data storage space. Three USB 2.0 ports are available for connecting external devices. Additionally, users can connect an LCD display with a maximum resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. The E1 has a 10/100 Ethernet card for communications with other computers or the Internet.

PC kit for the solar-powered Aleutia with solar panel and folding keyboard.

Aleutia supplies the 11.5cm x 11.5cm x 3.5cm computer in its aluminum case with version 2.14 of Puppy Linux. The basic variant for around US$ 420 includes a 2GB CF card, a USB mouse and roll-up keyboard. The semi-portable variant is available for around US$ 800 and includes the E1, a 10.4" LCD TV with a resolution of 600x800 pixels, a remote control, and power consumption of about 10 Watts, solar cells and a 12V battery. The semi-portable package is true to its name and weighs in at 13 kilos.

The Ultra Portable Version for around US$ 1050 weighs just 3 kilos. It fits in a laptop case and includes the E1 with an 8" LCD TV with a power consumption of 12W. The TV has a resolution of 640x800 pixels and includes a remote control. The kit is completed by a foldable solar panel that produces 26W of power, and a 72Wh Li-ion battery pack. Aleutia offers three years guaranteed and three years email support.

Aleutia is based in London UK and was founded in Palo Alto. Resellers have offices in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The E1 is available by mail order world wide; orders can be placed via the website.

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