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MIT's $100 Laptop

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This laptop will only be provided to governments of poor countries to give to school children for free.

It will have a 500 MHz processor, 1GB of memory and an innovative dual-mode display that can be used in full-color mode, or in a black-and-white sunlight-readable mode.The display makes the laptop "both an electronic book and a laptop.

One display design being considered is a flat, flexible printed display developed at MIT's Media Lab. Negroponte said the technology can be used to produce displays that cost roughly 10 cents per square inch. "The target is $12 for a 12-inch display with near-zero power consumption"

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Lol...a wind-up laptop. :p

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me too , mayb i 'll take more than one :D
 
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Why do poorer countries need these - they could spend $100 much better, perhaps on trying to give education to MORE children rather than giving them to those that are at school. Just my opinion, but $100 is still a lot of money to some countries.