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$100 Laptop!





knowme640
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MIT made $100 laptops for poor countries, here is the specs:

The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, with a dual-mode display—both a full-color, transmissive DVD mode, and a second display option that is black and white reflective and sunlight-readable at 3X the resolution. The laptop will have a 500MHz processor and 128MB of DRAM, with 500MB of Flash memory; it will not have a hard disk, but it will have four USB ports. The laptops will have wireless broadband that, among other things, allows them to work as a mesh network; each laptop will be able to talk to its nearest neighbors, creating an ad hoc, local area network. The laptops will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do most everything except store huge amounts of data.


This is just great news to hear that other less fortunate countries will have a chance to have a computer and need no powersource to plug it in!
psycosquirrel
Laughing Old news, several companies have been trying to do this for years now. But the real question is are these actually being mass produced and exported? Or are they still in the design and prototype stage like all the others?
djclue917
knowme640 wrote:
MIT made $100 laptops for poor countries, here is the specs:


Please be more conscious and aware of the terms that you are using. The proper and more appropriate term is "developing countries".

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This is just great news to hear that other less fortunate countries will have a chance to have a computer and need no powersource to plug it in!


Again, "developing countries".
Animal
Very old news indeed!

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