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Sub-$100 laptop design unveiled

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by ovi, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Labs, has been outlining designs for a sub-$100 PC.
    The laptop will be tough and foldable in different ways, with a hand crank for when there is no power supply.
    Professor Negroponte came up with the idea for a cheap computer for all after visiting a Cambodian village.

    Source/Full Story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4292854.stm
  2. clau

    clau Guest

    Intel Criticizes MIT’s 100 USD Laptop

    Intel chairman Craig Barrett stated that potential computer users from developing countries would not want a laptop that uses a crank for generating power and will also be available for millions of persons.

    School students from Brazil, Thailand, Egypt and Nigeria will begin receiving starting early 2006 the first few millions “textbook” computers developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), run by Nicholas Negroponte.

    Source: news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Criticizes-MIT-s-100-USD-Laptop-14581.shtml

    I wonder what kind of processor is using this 100$ laptop. From the reaction of those from Intel I guess it is not their product. :)

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