December 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm
The NorhTec Gecko Edubook is an 8.9-inch netbook that runs entirely on eight rechargeable AA batteries. Brad from Liliputing has some hands-on impressions of this interesting netbook. It is powered by a 1GHz Xcore86 processor that uses just 1.2W of power, indeed the whole netbook uses just 6.5W of power.
The Edubook has an 8.9-inch (1024 x 600) display and is a fanless device that can be run on either Windows or Linux. It comes with 512MB RAM and a 8GB flash drive. Other features include a card reader, three USB ports, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and a couple of audio jacks. The Gecko Edubook is designed for the educational market (hence the use of AA batteries) and is available for $199.95. You can check out a hands-on and unboxing video after the break.