While the OLPC XO Laptop never really hit that mythical $100 price point, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to sell a laptop for little more than a Ben Franklin. Alibaba is selling the so-called “World’s Cheapest Laptop,” for just $130. The only catch? You need to order 50 or more laptops to get that price.
The laptop is basically a rebranded Razorbook 400/Skytone Alpha 400. That means you get all the usual goodies (or not so goodies, as the case may be), including a 400MHz CPU, 7 inch 800 x 480 pixel display, 128MB of RAM, 1GB of flash memory, and a simple Linux-based OS that’s notoriously difficult to fiddle with.
The PC also comes with an SD card slot, 3 USB ports, an onboard mic, and a VGA port. There are also optional LAN and WiFi dongles for hooking up to the internets.