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CNET News: A $100 Laptop Prototype for $150

Nov 17, 2006, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefanie Olsen)

"The One Laptop per Child project on Thursday showed off the latest prototype of what's widely known as the $100 laptop for school children in developing nations. The only hitch is that the computer costs $150 to make.

"Walter Bender, president of software for the Massachusetts-based nonprofit OLPC, said that higher-than-expected costs for the laptop's display and battery (made of nickel-metal hydride) hiked up the price..."

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