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Retina MacBook Pro Battery Life Sucks? Here's How To Fix It
SOL: The World's First Truly Solar-powered Laptop - Never Needs To Be Plugged In



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Retina MacBook Pro Battery Life Sucks? Here's How To Fix It

iMore's Richard Devine notes that the MacBook Pro Retina makes pretty heavy demands on battery life with all those pixels being pushed around on that gorgeous display. He observes that at the time of writing, his 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina was showing 2 hours 43 minutes remaining on an 80% charge, and he's been struggling to get much over 3.5 hours total usage before having to look for a wall outlet. However, he says that with a bit of searching around and he's found a couple of solutions that should improve your rMBP battery life, and offers a short tutorial.

Nevertheless, your editor observes that if battery life is of first-rank importance to you, better opt for a Haswell MacBook Air.

For the full commentary visit here:
http://goo.gl/AXHxpi






SOL: The World's First Truly Solar-powered Laptop - Never Needs To Be Plugged In

With a rugged design, durability and a solar array that allows you to work wherever you are, you can take SOL with you to the most remote places on earth. Work anywhere or simply enjoy an adventure while still being connected.

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Let your adventure do the planning

When you need to share your adventure, just "plug" into the sun. SOL is engineered for extreme energy efficiency. When the sun isn't there at night you can run it all night long with its powerful battery

SOL comes loaded with productivity and creativity tools. You don't need to purchase any more software to get started. There are thousands of free apps available online The UBUNTU Linux OS was chosen not only because Linux is a powerful operating system, but also because Sol's developers have their users' future in mind. Linux and Unix professionals are in high demand. While Ubuntu makes it easy for even a novice user to operate, power users will be able to unlock a whole new world of opportunities, and discover many doors open when they master Linux.

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SOL is built to last and to allow you to play with the elements. They've taken great care to introduce performance enhancing capabilities into SOL, so it's not only pretty, but they contend probably the most powerful machine for its price. In harnessing the power of the sun into a Long-lasting battery SOL is not only a green machine but also a powerful device built for people who have no access to electricity. The optimized core and the computers architecture were designed to work with a battery so that you can work all night and achieve more than ever on a single charge.

Plenty Of Features To Go Around

SOL is equipped with multiple I/O's that allow you to extend the capabilities of your computer.

SOL is built to last. Using durable, reinforced materials, complex military industrial design and architecture that are meant to keep the laptop in good shape SOL can survive through the forces of nature and some abuse.

System:
CPU: Intel Atom D2500 1.86 GHz Duo Core, Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
HDD: Seagate 2.5 SATA HDD 320GB
RAM: Kingston 2-4GB DDRIII SDRAM (Options Available)
Graphics: 1080p HD Vide, Built-In Intel GMA3600 Graphics
Battery Operating Time: 8 - 10 hours
Weight: 5.02 lbs

I/O

Display: 13.3" LCD, WXGA, 1366 x 768
Camera: 3MP
Audio: Realtek ALC661 HD Audio, Built-in 2 Speakers | Internal mic + 1/8 input
3 USB2.0, Headphone jack, HDMI, LAN(10/100), Card reader (SD/MS/MMC)
WIRELESS
Modem: 3G/4G World/multimode LTE
GPS: gpsOne Gen8A
WiFi: MIMO 802.11b/gn (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth: Integrated Digital Core BT4.0

One color (Original Khaki) would make SOL a bit lonely. So they've created SOL a family of dashingly colorful friends.

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SOL Estimated U.S Price List

SOL- $350

SOL Marine - $400 (Submersible, Available Soon)

For more information, visit:
http://solaptop.com/en/products/laptops/




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