PotatoP - a laptop that runs on a single battery charge for up to 2 years
Modern laptops have a pretty long battery life: a single charge can last an entire day. But that wasn't enough for engineer Andreas Eriksen, who created a notebook called PotatoP.
The PotatoP doesn't resemble modern devices at all, but it does have a battery life of up to 2 years, according to its developer. To that end, it features a 4.4 inch Sharp Memory monochrome screen, a Sparkfun Artemis board with a 96 MHz Arm Cortex-M4F microprocessor, 384 Kbytes of RAM, a 1 Mbyte drive, and a Happy Hacking Keyboard Lite 2. The chip consumes less than 6mA.
Long battery life is provided by a 12,000mAh battery and a small solar panel. The author hopes that the laptop will eventually be powered only by ambient light.
The device is named PotatoP, which figuratively means "low-powered" or "poorly performing". The developer set out to create a self-contained laptop, sacrificing performance for the sake of it, as it needed the bare minimum for word processing and spreadsheets.