Sunday, April 09, 2006
$100 laptop aims at $50
Negroponte delivered a keynote address at LinuxWorld 2006. See above link to the eWeek story. The price points for the device now look like $137 in 2007, $100 in 2008 and $50 by 2010. The 7 inch screen will have 1,110-by-830-pixel resolution in black and white in outdoor mode and 640 by 480 pixels in color indoors. Only the state of Massachusetts will receive units in the U.S.; the rest are emarked for other countries in the world. Massachusetts is the only U.S. governor and state to have endorsed the goal of these inexpensive computers in the hands of all his state's students.