$100 Laptop May Sell to Public.

"The long awaited $100 laptop program may open laptop sales to the public. But wait, there's a catch, read on for more..."

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Author: MikeEnIke
Source: BBC NEWS


100 Dollar Laptop

It has been speculated that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program may sell their revolutionary and cheap laptops to the general public. However there is a catch, it is probable that while they may sell the laptops to the public, it will probably require that you buy two laptops in order to supply one for yourself and one for a child in a developing nation for whom these laptops are made. For most people, this will not be a problem, considering that at the most buying two will cost maybe about $300 which is still much cheaper than a laptop by today's standards.

The laptop is made with the children in mind, not only because of it's durable shelling and ability to recharge the battery with a manual hand crank, but because it is very simple and easy to use, which is all many of us are looking for in a laptop.

So what do you think? Plan to buy two of these laptops from this great project if given the chance? Don't need a laptop, or even want one? Tell us how you feel on the forums
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