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$100 Laptop, more like $175

Hundred dollar laptop backer Nicholas Negroponte says the laptops will actually cost $175 and will have an options for running Windows. The realities of manufacturing and designing mass market products has set in, but the result is still pretty good, don’t you think? I saw a prototype a few weeks ago, and they ditched the crank now too. Hopefully they keep the wireless mesh.

5 Responses to “$100 Laptop, more like $175”

  1. Heard Red Hat use this quote yesterday to refer to the OLPC project. The project is definitely at stage 3, but stage 4 may be right around the corner…

    “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

    ~Mohandas Gandhi

  2. I believe there are 7 different ways to human power the device, of which the crank is probably one.

    I’m not sure they’ve been demo’d or talked about yet, but should be soon.

    Of course, I’ve been wrong before. :)

  3. OK, can we stop calling it the $100 laptop then?

    Sounds like global warming, things get colder even though its called global warming.

    Maybe people that name these things need to work with some marketing folks.