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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Feature vs feature comparison
by renox on Sun 16th Sep 2007 07:50 UTC in reply to "One point missed by CNN"
renox
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What piss me off in these comparison is that usually they compare screen size, CPU and memory, and that's it.

They don't take into account that the OLPC was ruggedised, that it's screen has a 'readable in outdoor sunlight' mode, and that it has very low power usage, all three very important caracteristics for the planned usage.

Even a normal much more powerful laptop would be less adequate for the task: after all what good does a laptop when it's broken due to dust or rain, or when you can't read the screen?

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