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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Cost in Euro
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:37 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

USD 188 is about 136 EUR.
That sounds cheaper, doesn't it?
However I guess it doesn't help.
Or could it?
What do you say?

Edited 2007-09-15 20:43

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RE: Cost in Euro
by cobbaut on Sat 15th Sep 2007 20:40 in reply to "Cost in Euro"
cobbaut Member since:
2005-10-23

Don't forget that the dollar lost a lot of value the past couple of years.

100 dollar was about 100 euro when the olpc laptop was first discussed...so the laptop became 136 euro, only a little bit more.

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RE: Cost in Euro
by tristan on Sat 15th Sep 2007 21:04 in reply to "Cost in Euro"
tristan Member since:
2006-02-01

"The 94 quid laptop" sounds good to me...

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