Video: Gecko EduBook AA battery powered netbook

June 9, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Gecko EduBook Norhtec’s Gecko Edubook 8.9-inch netbook is the first one we’ve come across that actually runs on AA batteries. It has been designed to be a low-priced netbook at $200 that is targeted to schools. It runs on the 1GHz Xcore86 CPU with that uses only 1.2W of power.

The Edubook is powered by 8 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries. There’s no need to take the batteries out of the netbook though as you can charge them whilst inside the unit. Once fully charged, the Edubook is expected to last for around four hours. Read more