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I was watching 60minutes or date line cant remeber.But any way there is a program called "one laptop per chilid'.And it is based around the 100$ laptop that 3rd world countryed are buying to give to little kid so that they can learn somthing.the laptops are free for the kids and everthing but the intel jumped in.Intel has a cheap laptop that they made to do the same thing but they care puting it in the 220-300$ range and they are keeping the money instead of using the money to set up schools and everthing like the 100$ laptop people do.I just thout that is was heart less to charge that much and not give any of it back to the peolpe that need it.

This like talkes a little bit about it but for the hole thing you will need to watch the show or find it in the web.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/announcem...top-204400.php
    
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I do not see this as heartless or robbing anyone, it is simply a $300 laptop.

However if someone had that much money to spend, a used/refurbished Dell laptop would probally be much better. I do not see this model doing well at all.
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Charity and shareholders never mixes well
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I do not see this as heartless or robbing anyone, it is simply a $300 laptop.

However if someone had that much money to spend, a used/refurbished Dell laptop would probally be much better. I do not see this model doing well at all.
I dont think that you understand,These laptops are made for poor peolpe in 3rd world countrys and thats what they are for nothing more.If you where to buy one you also have to buy a nothere one to give to a poor child or they will not sell it to you.this is not for people that have money to buy.
    
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hand in the cookie jar
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That is so frustrating. People on the $100 laptop worked so hard to keep costs down by using Open Source Software and making the whole project Freely available to the public, then Intel comes along, steals the idea, and reaps the benefits. This annoys me. Infact it angers me. Another reason to go ANTI _ INTEL , Forward AMD!!!!!!
    
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This is really shameful actually...Im surprised..wel no im not actually as big companies like Intel are just greedy at times. Period.
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hand in the cookie jar
With razorblades.
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With razorblades.
Mmm bloodchip cookies.

Sounds like a rather "Intel" thing to do, with their current pricing practices regarding AMD. They're after money for money's sake.
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With razorblades.
more like putting the razorblades into the cookies in the jar....
    
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