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[BBC]Design revamp for '$100 laptop'

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The wraps have been taken off the new version of the XO laptop designed for schoolchildren in developing countries.

The revamped machine created by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project looks like an e-book and has had its price slashed to $75 per device.

OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte gave a glimpse of the "book like" device at an unveiling event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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For $75 i'd definately consider one!
Edited by voice - 5/21/08 at 12:42pm
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pretty sweet. Just wish that medison could get their act together too.
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Hmm, if this thing actually functions I'll get one, screw paying $400 for an Amazon Kindle.
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The laptops which originally had a target price of $100 now cost $188 each.
what happened to $75???
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There's no way that they will hit the $75 target with dual touchscreens. It's just not gonna happen

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what happened to $75???
That refers to the price of the XO. The XO2 will supposedly be $75
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I think they wont be touch screens but just those touch panels they sell on ebay for the eee, perhaps why it's so cheap.
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I think they wont be touch screens but just those touch panels they sell on ebay for the eee, perhaps why it's so cheap.
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[...]The XO-2, or XOXO as it's also called, comes with dual-touchscreens[...]
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If it has dual touchscreens good enough to let you type, wi-fi, surfs the internet, etc, I'd still be willing to pay upwards of $200. I've been eyeballing the Amazon Kindle but it's way too expensive for what it does, I can see this as a much better alternative.
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If it has dual touchscreens good enough to let you type, wi-fi, surfs the internet, etc, I'd still be willing to pay upwards of $200. I've been eyeballing the Amazon Kindle but it's way too expensive for what it does, I can see this as a much better alternative.
OLPC consistently fails to live up to the hype. I wouldn't hold out much hope
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OLPC consistently fails to live up to the hype. I wouldn't hold out much hope
Give it a few months to a year, the project has a very short life.

There is more to education than carpet bombing countries with laptops.
    
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