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Designed for rural Africa the ALEUTIA is small 8W computer, here are some of the specs and info…

  • During peak performance, the E1 consumes just 8W of power, 4% of what a typical (200W) desktop uses. Runs off a car battery or a cheap solar panel.
  • Keep Working During Power Cuts! A UPS that will keep a standard desktop running for 15 minutes will power an E1 for 6.5 hours!
  • Everything is stored on a CF card, which can be instantly removed to ensure security of your information.
  • Efficient web browser for slow Internet connections.
  • Discounted 5-Pack for rural schools available, with low-power displays, solar panel, and battery.

ALEUTIA – 8W computing – [via] Link.

Oops, Jonah posted this one. Well, re-enjoy it!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Diarmuid says:

    These look like a labeled Norhtec Microclient Junior

    href=”http://www.norhtec.com/products/mcjr/index.html

    You can buy it from Thailand for $120 USD +$70 USD for the 2 GB CF card + usb mouse and keyboard. Say 200 USD. They are charging 179 GBP which is 369 USD.

    I would suggest that the Africans buy direct!!

  2. olly says:

    http://ewayco.com/
    this website has them for $99 as well as other interesting low power pc’s

  3. zappbrannigan says:

    Um… massive deja vu? Both article and comments

    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/12/offgrid_computer_invites.html

  4. SamHenderson says:

    Thats really cool and reminds of the one laptop per child project.

    I’m glad to see there are some attempts at bridging the digital divide…

  5. pt says:

    @zappbrannigan – whoops!

  6. Alex says:

    This is eBox-2300 by iCOPT.

    http://www.icoptech.com/products_detail.asp?ProductID=271

    … used as embedded computer by our company.

  7. tonyv says:

    It looks like an ICOP 2300SX, alright.

    You can get these at WDL systems for $90 each, qty 1:

    http://www.wdlsystems.com

    However, the ICOP 2300SX specs say it runs at 15 Watts, not 8, so perhaps there are differences.

  8. Diarmuid says:

    These look nice.
    http://ewayco.com/62-LCD-Panel-PC-Webpad-Tablet-PC-system-low-cost/100-low-cost-laptop-webpad-lcd-pc-tablet-pc-system.html

    or Tinyurled http://tinyurl.com/2ojgh7

    It’s a $150 usd for a computer and 7 inch monitor!!!!!!!!

    Going to have to get them for my Bluetooth systems

    http://www.lukulu.com

    Diarmuid

  9. amp2003 says:

    Big fan of the decTOP by Data Evolutions

    http://www.dataevolution.com/dectop%20info%202.htm

    Slightly more powerful, and a whole lot cheaper.

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