Thursday, May 27, 2010

$100 Laptop Project Switches to Tablets - WSJ.com

The OLPC “$100 laptop project,” after more than a decade of work and selling ~$200 laptops, plans to release a tablet device for … around $100.  I wonder if the organization’s name will change.

The nonprofit organization that has tried for years to produce a sub-$100 laptop for children in the world's poorest places is throwing in the towel on that idea—and jumping on the tablet bandwagon.

One Laptop Per Child's next computer will be based on chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd.'s Moby tablet design. Marvell announced a prototype of the device earlier this year and said it costs about $99.

Nicholas Negroponte, founder of One Laptop Per Child, is optimistic his organization will be able to keep the price under $100 in part because Marvell plans to market its tablets widely to schools and health care institutions.

$100 Laptop Project Switches to Tablets - WSJ.com

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