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