South African-based Capsule Technologies has designed and successfully launched Africa’s first solar-powered Android desktop computer which targets Africans without adequate access to constant power supply.
Dubbed the IMPI Mk1 – meaning warrior in Zulu – the solar-powered machine which runs on Android operating system has up to 4GB of RAM (random-access memory), a 500GB hard drive plus WiFi capability and retails for R3,000 ($314). It also works with energy capacity as low as 20Watts of electricity compared to the average 200W to 400W on regular desktop computers.
Company founder, Megan Verkuil said Capsule Technologies hand-picked Android to ride on the popularity its usage amongst African mobile users. It was designed to withstand the dusty African terrain.[eap_ad_2]
Capsule Technologies is strategically positioned in Western Cape Province which is home to a fledging cluster of IT hub. (Ventures Africa)[eap_ad_3]