2009: Year of the Dirt-Cheap, $50 OLPC XO?
Jul 06, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Fisher)
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"The success or failure of the One Laptop Per Child Project
hinges critically on the cost of the XO laptop, which governments
are expected to purchase on behalf of their citizens in developing
countries. While we know that the XO will be debuting at $175,
there has been renewed speculation of where the laptop project
might land if sales are successful.
"A DigiTimes story today that says that the XO will cost just
$50 apiece in 2009, and it reports that Mary Lou Jepsen, CTO of the
OLPC Project, predicted an XP price of just $50 in 2009, following
a brisk 2008 which would see some 150 million units shipped..."