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$125 Laptop To Be Launched This Month
David Richards & Wire Services - Wednesday, 16 November 2005
http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Computing/Mobility/?article=/Computing/ 
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A $125 laptop which has described as being ideal for schools and  
children is set to be launched this month.

A $125 laptop which has described as being ideal for schools and  
children is set to be launched this month. Developed by the famous  
MIT Media Laboratory in Boston  the notebook computer will start  
appearing in volume in late 2006.



The lab will initially target Brazil, China, Egypt, South Africa and  
Thailand, according to Negroponte, as well as the U.S. state of  
Massachusetts, which has just committed to equipping every  
schoolchild with a laptop. Negroponte hopes to start mass production  
of some 5 million to 15 million laptops for those markets towards the  
end of 2006. Come December 2007, he estimated production of the  
laptops at between 100 million and 150 million, three times the  
number of annual shipments of commercial laptops.