Solar Powered Tablet PC Could Unlock Computer Education For Millions

Solar Powered Tablet PC Could Unlock Computer Education For Millions

Access to computer education could be revolutionised by a sustainable energy approach to personal computing.

Stephen Fortune
  • 1 december 2010

Rice University has adopted a high-tech, sustainable energy solution to the problem of how to bring computing to the 100 million Indian school children who are without electricity. They have designed the I-Slate tablet PC which incorporates revolutionary microchips that require a fraction of the power currently required of computers. This advance will enable the I-Slate to be powered by solar panels of a similar power to those found in hand held calculators.

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