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OLPC: $175 Laptop Coming to US?

Nicholas Negroponte, the former director of the MIT Media Lab and current leader of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, announced Thursday that that machines, which were originally targeted at $100, are now expected to sell for $175. This is ... not the first time the anticipated price has increased. Negroponte's team had previously announced that the price had risen from $100 to $140. However, this initial increase was partly offset by a slew of new features, such as an integrated digital video camera. The new price hike is not expected to be coupled with any improvements. (Source: ... (view more)

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$100 Laptop Coming Soon

Nicholas Negroponte, head of the One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC), is expected to start shipping his "$100 laptop" internationally by mid-2007. Initially, the laptops are expected to cost around $135 when they become available. However, ... Negroponte expects the price will drop to $100 in 2008, and even as low as $50 by 2010. OLPC hopes to ship around 100 million laptops world-wide. (Source: ) One reason for the low price comes from the elimination of a sales and marketing team, which makes up half the cost of a typical laptop computer, according to Negroponte. The other ... (view more)

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