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'$100 laptop' begins production

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Mass production of the so-called $100 laptop has begun, five years after the concept was first proposed.
    Computer manufacturer Quanta has started building the low-cost laptops at a factory in Changshu, China.

    One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the group behind the project, said that children in developing countries would begin receiving machines this month

    Last month, OLPC received its first official order for 100,000 machines from the government of Uruguay.

    "Today represents an important milestone in the evolution of the One Laptop per Child project," said Nicholas Negroponte, founder of OLPC.

    The organisation had reached the critical stage despite "all the naysayers," he said.

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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    we look forward to it being rolled out on to desktops

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