While most laptop manufacturers battle it out to see who can offer the newest and most advanced battery with their product, the Gecko EduBook by Norh Tec is simply powered by good old fashioned AA’s.
The Gecko EduBook, set to make it’s debut at Computex 2009 in June, is being marketed as the perfect laptop for children and will be priced at just $200. Because of a new architecture based on an Xcore86 system on a chip, offering a 1GHz processor and power consumption of just 1.2 watts, the EduBook is able to run anywhere from 4-6 hours using only 8 AA batteries. The actual run time will depend on whether NiMH or Lithium ion batteries are used. In in either case, that would be a significant amount of time when relying solely on the power of AA batteries. The EduBook also has an internal power supply that can be recharged using AC line cord, giving you or your child more options for keeping the latest netbook from Gecko running strong.
The Gecko EduBook’s listed specs include:
-Xcore 86 (Vortex86MX SoC) 1.0GHz CPU
-256MB to 1GB RAM
-8.9-inch LED backlit display with 1024×600 resolution
-Internal SD card or IDE HDD
-SD Expansion Slot
-standard AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
-four hours of battery life on eight NiMH AA batteries or six hours if Li-on cells are used
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