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: How about a $300 Model?
by Jimmy on Thu 29th Sep 2005 18:46 UTC in reply to "How about a $300 Model?"
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That defeats the purpose of a $100 laptop for third world countries.

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BlackJack75 Member since:

Ok, so how about 350$ with the hand-crank ? :-)

Seriously, why do you think there isn't a market for dirt cheap mini laptops?

For example if you want a small linux NAT "server" that uses very little energy but don't want an old thing? I mean you'll never get USB2 on an old system. Maybe they could sell the same at 150$ for richer countries and use the difference to offer them for free to some children in poorer areas of the world?

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