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New Cheap Laptops under $100, MIT Prototype

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posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 03:18 PM
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This is a great thing, aside from developing nations, our American Poor sorely needs this as well.

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-ADHDsux4me




posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 03:28 PM
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Well I just read the article and if they pull it off it's just amazing and I love the hand crank part, I don't know how many starving cambodians it takes to turn it, but it's certainly interesting.

Linux makes anything possible

Spiderj



posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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Not surprised they run on Linux! Hard for people to grasp, at first, but a laptop for under 100 bucks is a great achievement - I only wonder how it will hold up over time.

Hand crank is pure genius.



posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 03:51 PM
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I would think the hard rubber frame is going to hold up better than most in jungle areas.

Spiderj



posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 03:58 PM
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I've heard of this a while ago, good to see it finally reach fruition well almost heh. Back when I first heard of the project they had allot of grand designs of imbedding high efficiency solar panels into the shell of the laptop, I see they have not done that and it's a shame. They should offer more deluxe "Village" models that are more powerfull and have more robust recharging features. eInk screens as well as regenerative typing(eg Piezoelectricity just a trickle but to certain low power computing operations a trickle can be a torrent... perspective
) would be great idea's. I guess as all the required technologies come down in price it will trickle into the 100$ computer and the 100$ comp will become the 10$ comp lol.



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