Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Sep 2005 10:32 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The $100 (E 83,-) laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's children would be durable, flexible and self-reliant. Among the key specs: A 500-megahertz processor by AMD and flash memory instead of a hard drive with moving parts. To save on software costs, the laptops would run the freely available Linux operating system instead of Windows.
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RE: What happens next?
by shadow303 on Thu 29th Sep 2005 16:16 UTC in reply to "What happens next?"
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FYI, I've recently been pricing Dell laptops for a friend who wants a cheap laptop (he's a poor college student). Dell has a laptop with the specs you mentioned (I assume you meant 256M, not 256K) for $500 (not $1000). To me, the Dell seems like a much better value, but if all you have is $100, this new gizmo definitely sounds like a viable alternative. I would find one of these interesting for times when I might want a computer in a less than hospitable set of conditions. It would allow me to use a computer, but if something happens to it, I am only out $100 instead of the $2000 that I would normally spend on a laptop.

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