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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RE[2]: EEEpc
by Bobthearch on Tue 18th Sep 2007 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE: EEEpc"
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

You're assuming it will be used in areas where electricity is available and so on. The OLPC is designed for even more backward places than what Asus laptops will be used in.

I realize that each product has advantages and disadvantages. The OLPC machines were also being considered by some American states and other developed areas where nearly everyone has access to electricity. For these instances the OLPC needs to be competitive as a complete unit (screen size, capability, price, compatibility, etc.), not just an electricity-independant gadget.

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