Low-power portable computing

Posted by Alastair Otter on December 16, 2007
Posted in Lifestyle

Aleutia E1

Living in Africa we have abundant sun, a power source we rarely consider when we buy yet another gadget. Now there is the Aleutia E1, an ultra low power computer setup that can be run from a roll-up solar panel or car battery and uses just 8W of power.

The Aleutia E1 is also small (3.5cm high and 11.5cm long) making it easy enough to lug along on field trip. Adding an external monitor adds about 12W to the equation, still fairly respectable.

The Aleutia doesn’t have a hard disk but uses a 1GB Compact Flash card for storage.

At present the Aleutia is apparently available through resellers in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.

A reader of Treevolution’s sister site Tectonic points out that the Aleutia E1 is in fact the eBox-2300 which is available through resellers in South Africa as well, though the roll-up solar power strip is not yet available.


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