The SunBook Lets Your Netbook In The Sun

Posted: Jan 31 2011, 5:32pm CST | by , in News | Hardware & Peripherals


The SunBook Lets Your Netbook In The Sun
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It's about time

No more do you have to choose between getting a tan and using your netbook. While that may not be a quandary most of us are faced with on a daily basis, some computer nerds out there might be happy to know there's a netbook that can work just fine in direct sunlight.

Enter the Sunbook from a company called Clover. It uses a 10.1-inch Pixel Qi display. This display is vastly different from traditional LCD technology because it is energy efficient and incorporates special glare-resistant tech so that an overhead light has virtually no effect on it.

Of course, since it's still a new kind of gadget, there is a price premium. Even though under the hood it's not that much different from a $300 or $400 netbook, because of the Pixel Qi display it costs $795.

With an Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz processor, Windows 7 Starter operating system, and 1 GB of DDR2 memory, it's a capable computer, but only along the lines of what you'd see in other netbooks. Nevertheless, it's a great option for those who want to get some sun while doing work.

The use of "sun-friendly" display technology became mainstream when Amazon used a similar screen for its Kindle e-reader.

Of course, hopefully this won't lead to a day at the beach turning into another chance to turn a once relaxing vista into a virtual office.

But if that is what you want to do, you can order a Sunbook here.

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at





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