Yesterday I talked a bit about the cool Samsung NC215S solar netbook that had landed on Amazon for pre-order. I also mentioned that the netbook had been expected to ship early this month and never did. The big feature that sets this netbook apart from the pack is the solar panel on the lid to help keep the rig powered up. I also like the fact that it uses a matte screen rather than a glossy one so it will have less glare.
Liliputing has reached out to Samsung to see what the delay in shipping the netbook is. Apparently, there was a delay in getting the solar panels the rig needs. The delay in getting the solar panels means that the notebook will now ship in mid to late August. That is roughly a month wait if you want the netbook. You can still pre-order the rig on Amazon.
If you missed the post yesterday other than the solar panel on top, the machine has basic netbook hardware inside. That means a 1.66GHz Atom N570 and a 10.1-inch screen with the matte finish I mentioned and 1024 x 600 resolution. There are more details on the solar panel now too. The unit used will generate enough power to provide another hour of run time for every two hours of sun exposure.