Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> $100 laptop coming next year
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | The $100 laptop at the heart of the OLPC (One Laptop
> | Per Child) initiative aimed at school children in
> | developing countries will start rolling off
> | production lines in the second quarter of next year.
> | [...]
> | Although the final numbers will depend on how many
> | orders come in for the $100 laptops, Quanta expects
> | to produce 10 million of the devices in the first
> | year of production, a company representative said today.
> The target is to produce 300-500 million of these within years.
> This would also lower the production costs.
"OLPC improved LCD displays commonly found on inexpensive DVD players,
resulting in a laptop screen costing $35. Normally, such screens make up
hundreds of dollars of the cost of a notebook PC."