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$100 laptop moves closer to reality

Sci-Tech Today
June 22nd, 2006
Sci-Tech Today reports that Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the "One Laptop Per Child" non-profit organization, announced that the proposed "$100 laptop" will be priced around $140 at launch. However, he says that this is just a start price and eventually with volume, the price should drop to $100 in 2008, and could eventually drop to $50. Negroponte feels that the program should be able to reach price goals by emphasizing essentials and eliminating the need for sales and marketing costs which drive up the price of commercial PCs. Because the laptops run on the Linux OS, shipping...

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  • $100 laptop moves closer to reality

    Sci-Tech Today
    June 22nd, 2006
    Sci-Tech Today reports that Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the "One Laptop Per Child" non-profit organization, announced that the proposed "$100 laptop" will be priced around $140 at launch. However, he says that this is just a start price and eventually with volume, the price should drop to $100 in 2008, and could eventually drop to $50. Negroponte feels that the program should be able to reach price goals by emphasizing essentials and eliminating the need for sales and marketing costs which drive up the price of commercial PCs. Because the laptops run on the Linux OS, shipping...

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