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eWeek: Knocking Down the Barriers to the $100 Laptop

Aug 22, 2006, 13:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lundquist)

"The biggest technology roadblock to building the $100 laptop championed by Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child organization, is close to resolution.

"That roadblock has been developing a display that is rugged, inexpensive and readable in a wide variety of conditions from low light to bright sunlight. Displays are a traditional barrier to building laptops for use in a variety of conditions. In the past, they tended to use a lot of power and were difficult to read in lowlight and nearly impossible to read in direct sunlight. If you want a really heart-stopping financial moment, call your laptop vendor to find out what it would cost to replace a broken display. You'll most likely find that the display replacement costs more than a new laptop..."

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