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Might not be $100 in the first few revisions but what if they came in at $250 - $500 ? Very possible. Lot sof projects going on like this. There's one in Australia as well. That model looks to be on the $400-$500 range.

Adam





>>> [log in to unmask] 3/21/2005 5:15:28 PM >>>
Ok you got me to sign up for eschoolnews. Don't get your knickers in a
twist over this just yet. The screen, RAM and a chip from a commercial
vendor like AMD, will be very difficult to put together for $90. I
don't think you guys would be too happy with the $185. desktop they are
already hawking in Asia. Plus I think that anything they come up with
will be targeted for offshore, will be REALLY REALLY low end and will
cost more here (remember we are a rich country). Oh, it won't happen
for a few years either. However, this is nothing but good news and even
though I'm a Mac guy I'm pro open source and this will really send
Micro$oft for a loop.cheers,
Ed Crelin

On Mar 21, 2005, at 3:13 PM, Bill Romond wrote:

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