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MSI demos solar cell notebooks

Solar technology is increasingly gaining traction among Asian IT companies, so it was no surprise to find solar cells as the powerplant for a notebook at CeBit: MSI displayed a prototype whose cover was plastered with solar cells. However, the technology is not replacing traditional batteries, but is rather complementing them: According to MSI, the solar cells could extend the running time of an average notebook by about 20 minutes.

MSI plans to introduce a commercial version of its solar-cell supported notebook in August of this year.