The Aleutia E2 - pictured with a Blackberry for comparison

The Aleutia E2 - pictured with a Blackberry for comparison

Is your PC a green machine?  Can it function with a solar panel?  Maybe it’s time time to look at the Aleutia E2, the green machine with a lot under the hood.  It operates at 500Mhz, has 1GB of onboard memory, measures 4.5″x4.5″, and can be operated anywhere the sun shines, or using DC or AC current.  And where a conventional PC requires around 200 watts to opearte properly, the Aleutia E2, with an external USB drive connected, only demands around 15 watts.  In normal operation power usage for the PC is only 8 watts. 

It is refreshing, at a time when computer companies are making bold carbon emission reduction claims, to see a machine come to the market which is truly environmentally friendly.  One thing that is quietly not discussed is that the Aleutia E2 must still be connected to a monitor, though.  Even so, this computer is definitely the lowest power comsumption machine yet, and surely heralds things yet to come.  For your monitor choice, here are some facts on monitor power consumption you may be interested in.

Foldable Portable Solar Panels for the Aleutia E2

Foldable Portable Solar Panels for the Aleutia E2

The Aleutia E2 has optional accessories that include a small, foldable, portable solar panel, a 32 GB solid state drive (very few moving parts, if any), and with integrated Wi-Fi.  It runs on Ubuntu Linux (Windows versions available at an extra charge), and boasts unparalelled plug and play access to thousands of devices, right out of the box.  The sturdy black case and solid state internel design combine to offer a rugged and affordable computer solution for long periods spent in remote locations.  The Linux kernel means that the Aleutia E2 can handle many Linux and Open Source applications, such as Firefox 3, and OpenOffice.org.  There you have it, nearly ten times as cheap to run, capable of handling a full range of office and internet applications, and you can do it all without ever connecting to the grid.

 

The Aleutia E2 can be mounted on the back of a flatscreen monitor

The Aleutia E2 can be mounted on the back of a flatscreen monitor

 

 

Designed for its hardiness, cheapness to mass produce, and low power consumption, the E2 is aimed in large part at rural Africa.  The hope is to bring low cost technology into impoverished areas at a minimal environmental effect.

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