Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Sep 2007 19:57 UTC, submitted by Bobthearch
Hardware, Embedded Systems The vaunted 'USD 100 laptop' that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept. The USD 100 laptop has many innovative features including a pull cord for recharging by hand. Leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child that was spun out of MIT acknowledged Friday that the devices are now slated to cost USD 188 when mass production begins this fall. The last price the nonprofit announced was USD 176; it described USD 100 as a long-term goal.
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This isn't a big deal, nor a surprise.....
by budword on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:35 UTC
budword
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2006-06-18

The new gizmo I want most, the eee pc is having the same price inflation.These new gen products almost always end up costing more than their target price. The difference is that I believe that the OLPC will come down in price much faster, as they aren't trying to make a profit on it.

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