MIT's US$100 Laptop

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Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2005, 11:26
Category: Hardware

MIT's $100 Notebook ComputerThe MIT Media Lab has launched a new research initiative to develop a $100 notebook computer with a built in hand-crank as a option if there is no outlet for the AC adapter. The guys at MIT have really done a wonderful thing to help children in developing nations.

The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, full-color, full-screen laptop that will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do most everything except store huge amounts of data. These rugged laptops will be WiFi- and cell phone-enabled, and have USB ports galore. Its current specifications are: 500MHz, 1GB, 1 Megapixel.

Jump to their site and read up on what other innovative hardware and concepts they will use to make this happen.


MIT's $100 Notebook ComputerThe MIT Media Lab has launched a new research initiative to develop a $100 notebook computer with a built in hand-crank as a option if there is no outlet for the AC adapter. The guys at MIT have really done a wonderful thing to help children in developing nations.

The proposed $100 machine will be a Linux-based, full-color, full-screen laptop that will use innovative power (including wind-up) and will be able to do most everything except store huge amounts of data. These rugged laptops will be WiFi- and cell phone-enabled, and have USB ports galore. Its current specifications are: 500MHz, 1GB, 1 Megapixel.

Jump to their site and read up on what other innovative hardware and concepts they will use to make this happen.

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