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Re: [school-discuss] $100.00 laptop
I have designed such a beast, but the one limiting factor preventing the
$100 mark is the cost of the LCD panel. With a 1/2 vga color panel we
achieved a cost to manufacture under $170us, full VGA added another $70
dollars. By comparison, a PDA or Pocket pc typically uses a 1/4 VGA panel.
The webpage is one i set up in 1999... http://www.edebook.com/ The
concept is the same, but book prices have only gone up.
Lemmie know if you are interested enough in the concept to help pull it
Gerald Logan wrote:
I just noticed an article on this as well. It has me excited, and can't
wait to see what the prototype looks and works like.
On Sep 28, 2005, at 5:33 PM, Gordon J. Holtslander wrote:
Came across these sites:
haven't noticed this being discussed here.
A $100.00 dollar laptop running linux - intended for education in the
developing world - and likely very practical for the developed world to.
prototype to be released at World Summit on the Information Society
http://www.itu.int/wsis/ in November.
It looks like it is intended to support tablet style use (in addition
keyboard)- so one can use it without using a keyboard. This opens many
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