The $100 Laptop Now the $188 Laptop

“The vaunted ‘$100 laptop’ that Massachusetts Institute of
Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren
is becoming a slightly more distant concept.

“Leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child that was spun out
of MIT acknowledged Friday that the devices are now slated to cost
$188 when mass production begins this fall. The last price the
nonprofit announced was $176; it described $100 as a long-term

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