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.

[via Engadget]



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4 replies on ““World’s Cheapest Laptop” is just $130 — if you order in bulk”

  1. I guess no one is willing to give up the ghost on this one? Rebranding the same unit half a dozen ways with perhaps some minor changes in RAM and SSD storage will not improve upon this sow’s ear. 🙂 If they can get the single-unit price down to $130 and incorporate internal network adapters for LAN and WiFi, then I might be interested in this as a plaything.

  2. Well artrafael, all we need is 48 more people and we can each get one for a toy.

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