First Working $100 Laptop

Posted by:
Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2006, 00:00
Category: Consumer Electronics

olpc.jpgFollowing many prototype mock-ups, here is the first working model of the One Laptop Per Child project, unveiled at the Seven Countries Task Force Meeting yesterday in all its ‘Fisher Price, My First Laptop Computer’ glory, along with a number of ‘nearly finished’ prototypes.
Nicholas Negroponte (co-founder of MIT Media Lab, writer of Being Digital) heads up the OLPC organisation whose vision is to provide every child in developing countries with a laptop computer.
The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, with a dual-mode display – both a full-color, transmissive DVD mode, and a second display option that is black and white reflective and sunlight-readable at 3x the resolution. The laptop will have a 500MHz processor and 128MB of DRAM, with 500MB of Flash memory; it will not have a hard disk, but it will have four USB ports (that’s what the cute ‘ears’ cover when in the ‘down’ position.
Read More…
Contributed By: Brett Jordan


olpc.jpgFollowing many prototype mock-ups, here is the first working model of the One Laptop Per Child project, unveiled at the Seven Countries Task Force Meeting yesterday in all its ‘Fisher Price, My First Laptop Computer’ glory, along with a number of ‘nearly finished’ prototypes.
Nicholas Negroponte (co-founder of MIT Media Lab, writer of Being Digital) heads up the OLPC organisation whose vision is to provide every child in developing countries with a laptop computer.
The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, with a dual-mode display – both a full-color, transmissive DVD mode, and a second display option that is black and white reflective and sunlight-readable at 3x the resolution. The laptop will have a 500MHz processor and 128MB of DRAM, with 500MB of Flash memory; it will not have a hard disk, but it will have four USB ports (that’s what the cute ‘ears’ cover when in the ‘down’ position.
Read More…
Contributed By: Brett Jordan

Recent Posts

Comments are closed.