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Solu is a new Kickstarter project that aims to revolutionize computing

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 16 Oct 2015 12:05 User comments (4)

Solu is a new Kickstarter project that aims to revolutionize computing A Finnish startup by the name of Solu Machines has introduced a new type of computer in San Francisco, CA. Solu, as they call it, is a mobile computer that relies solely in the power of cloud computing.
Everything about the small square box, veiled in wood in a very Scandinavian fashion, is stored in the cloud. This doesn't only mean the pictures and videos but also the settings in the operating system and apps that you use.

Even though Solu can be used as a separate device, connecting it to the peripherals typically connected to a PC (e.g. mouse, keyboard, display, etc) will reveal it's full potential. The device itself encompasses a 1440 x 1440 resolution 450 ppi touchscreen, 4 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage and Nvidia's SOC with a quad-core processor.

Device demoed at the presentation was a prototype and Solu Machines is now looking to fund production on Kickstarter. A single Solu costs a 349 euros (just under $400) but for more adventurous crowd funders there are obviously other types of packages as well. The company is looking to ship the first final versions to customers in Q2 next year.

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4 user comments

117.10.2015 10:42

Reminded me somewhat of Borg technology! :P

217.10.2015 10:59

The device and the concepts behind it are very interesting. That being said, I would never buy a device that REQUIRES a subscription to operate. If the company goes out of business or stops supporting the device you have nothing more than a $400 paperweight.

318.10.2015 15:56

Originally posted by aw2600:
The device and the concepts behind it are very interesting. That being said, I would never buy a device that REQUIRES a subscription to operate. If the company goes out of business or stops supporting the device you have nothing more than a $400 paperweight.
I agree. I would jump in just to test this device. However, $400 + $25 per month make it more expensive than any computer I have ever owned.

$700 at the end of the first year, $1000 at the end of the second and $1300 by the end of the third, ect, ect, ect.

Google is enough cloud for me. No thank you.

421.10.2015 6:05

Ahh nice try guys at Solu but your'e a little late with this. Microsoft have had this in the planning for a while and it's now on market. Lumia 940XL running Windows 10 and Continuum. More or less the same thing, no subs and the massive weight of MS behind it. A PC that's a phone... so always with you. Wonder when Apple will copy that one too?

Sorry, Solu, give up before you waste any more time :((

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