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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/Mobility/News/A6R7E3G7

 



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.