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March 23, 2009, at 09:14 AM by OtherMichael - XO2 ARM ?
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[[http://www.olpcnews.com/laptops/xo2/olpc_xo-2_to_use_arm_processor.html|will the XO-2 be ARM-based?]]
 
 
February 18, 2009, at 03:12 PM by OtherMichael - $12 "computers"
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[[http://news.bostonherald.com/business/technology/general/view/2008_08_04_Designers_on_quest_to_build__12_computer|quest for the 12-computer]] - Boston Herald article

according to the article,
->A $12 computer of sorts - a cheap keyboard and Nintendo-like console - already exists in India, where people hook the devices to home TVs to run simple games and programs.

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UPDATE: it was bogus, I believe. no sources....


[[http://news.bostonherald.com/business/technology/general/view/2008_08_04_Designers_on_quest_to_build__12_computer|quest for the 12-computer]] - Boston Herald article

according to the article,
->A $12 computer of sorts - a cheap keyboard and Nintendo-like console - already exists in India, where people hook the devices to home TVs to run simple games and programs.

http://playpower.org/ - using "famiclones" for education.


TODO: the Indian "$10 laptop" was a bust -- seems to be a networked storage device, or something. :::sigh:::
 
 
December 05, 2008, at 03:46 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://www.liliputing.com/2008/12/coby-to-intro-sub-100-midget-pc.html|more on the COBY midget]] from [[http://www.liliputing.com|Liliputing]]

This '''does''' sound interesting -- it may be a cheap piece of crap that rattles, doesn't feel quite real, and breaks after two months. But that will continue to push the industry.... Now, if it had a touchscreen? I'd buy it soon. Even so, $100 sounds awfully sweet....
 
 
December 04, 2008, at 04:08 PM by OtherMichael - oh, crap
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Global Nerdy tells finds a sub-$100 netbook is [[http://www.globalnerdy.com/2008/12/04/cheap-as-in-crap/|Cheap as in Crap]]: made by Coby.

 
 
November 10, 2008, at 09:31 AM by OtherMichael -
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The $20 ebook reader (as in "conceptually")
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A $20 EBookReader (as in "conceptually")
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October 15, 2008, at 02:36 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=295387|98-dollar linux laptop]] - HN thread on the HiVision miniNote
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[[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=295387|98-dollar linux laptop]] - HN thread on the [=HiVision miniNote=]
 
 
September 28, 2008, at 06:53 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=295387|98-dollar linux laptop]] - HN thread
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[[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=295387|98-dollar linux laptop]] - HN thread on the HiVision miniNote
 
 
September 05, 2008, at 10:37 AM by OtherMichael - 98$ laptop
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[[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=295387|98-dollar linux laptop]] - HN thread
 
 
August 30, 2008, at 02:20 PM by OtherMichael - ARM link
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ARM: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture|a 32-bit RISC processor architecture]]
 
 
August 30, 2008, at 12:29 PM by OtherMichael - hiding urls with semantic links
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/technology/21pc.html - Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry, July 21, 2008
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/09/01/100169862/index.htm - OLPC as industry disruptor (scroll to end)
http://4pcomputing.com/ - (appropriate) Power, Performance, Portability, and Price
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9110912 - Gartner says still 3 years away
http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/price/worlds_cheapest_laptop.html - the $130 Linux laptop
(in lots of 100). Compared to the XO, it has less features, less memory (128 MB, holy cow), less storage. Slightly slower, and I'm betting on a higher power draw. But it's aimed more at "traditional" laptop users, so the keyboard is more "normal" and the OS the same (well, it's a Linux, not proprietary). They start straight off informing users that all storage will be on USB drives, which is what happens for most non-student users of the XOs, as well.
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[[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/technology/21pc.html|Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry]] - NYT, July 21, 2008
[[http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/09/01/100169862/index.htm|OLPC as industry disruptor]] - CNN article (scroll to end)
Gartner report says [[http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9110912|$100 laptops still 3 years away]]
[[
http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/price/worlds_cheapest_laptop.html|the $130 Linux laptop]] - (in lots of 100). Compared to the XO, it has less features, less memory (128 MB, holy cow), less storage. Slightly slower, and I'm betting on a higher power draw. But it's aimed more at "traditional" laptop users, so the keyboard is more "normal" and the OS the same (well, it's a Linux, not proprietary). They start straight off informing users that all storage will be on USB drives, which is what happens for most non-student users of the XOs, as well.
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4P: computer '''P'''ower, '''P'''erformance, '''P'''rice, and '''P'''ortability perfectly suited for the developing world
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4P: computer '''P'''ower, '''P'''erformance, '''P'''rice, and '''P'''ortability perfectly/appropriately suited for the developing world

http://4pcomputing.com/

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The project above never seems to have been completed, but here are some more notes:
http://joshburker.blogspot.com/2007/10/make-100-laptop-challenge.html

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The project above never seems to have been completed, but [[http://joshburker.blogspot.com/2007/10/make-100-laptop-challenge.html|here are some more notes]]

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http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/04/forget-the-olpc-xo-india-working-on-10-laptop/
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070506-india-announces-plans-for-10-laptop.html
http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/india/india_olpc_laptop_10.html
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[[http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/04/forget-the-olpc-xo-india-working-on-10-laptop/|India working on $10 laptop]] - Endgadget
[[
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070506-india-announces-plans-for-10-laptop.html|$10 laptop plans]] - [=ArsTechnica=]
[[http://www
.olpcnews.com/countries/india/india_olpc_laptop_10.html|OLPC news on India $10 laptop]]
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http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/07/23/battery-life-on-ultr.html - ultra-portables are not nesc. cheap (they can often be more expensive, if "standard" performance is required -- the [[XO]] achieves some of its cheapness w/ a slow processer, low memory, low storage. Better battery usage through improved display and other power-management features. Anyway, a related field. see also [[AlternativePower]]
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[[http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/07/23/battery-life-on-ultr.html|battery-life on ultraportables is difficult task]] - ultra-portables are not nesc. cheap (they can often be more expensive, if "standard" performance is required -- the [[XO]] achieves some of its cheapness w/ a slow processer, low memory, low storage. Better battery usage through improved display and other power-management features. Anyway, a related field. see also [[AlternativePower]]
 
 
August 30, 2008, at 12:23 PM by OtherMichael - alternative power added to general see also for accessibility
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AlternativePower
 
 
August 19, 2008, at 11:30 AM by anonymous - 4-p computing
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!! 4-P computing
4P: computer '''P'''ower, '''P'''erformance, '''P'''rice, and '''P'''ortability perfectly suited for the developing world

[[http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=3154|Wayan Vota presentation on 4P computing]]
[[http://wayan.com/2008/07/asus-eee-pc-market.html|Asus is market leader?]]

http://wayan.com/4p-computing/

 
 
August 11, 2008, at 08:41 AM by anonymous - $12 computer
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[[http://news.bostonherald.com/business/technology/general/view/2008_08_04_Designers_on_quest_to_build__12_computer|quest for the 12-computer]] - Boston Herald article

according to the article,
->A $12 computer of sorts - a cheap keyboard and Nintendo-like console - already exists in India, where people hook the devices to home TVs to run simple games and programs.
 
 
July 29, 2008, at 10:48 AM by anonymous - gartner report, notes on the "world's cheapest" laptop, ARM
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!! Misc References
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/technology/21pc.html - Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry, July 21, 2008
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/09/01/100169862/index.htm - OLPC as industry disruptor (scroll to end)
http://4pcomputing.com/ - (appropriate) Power, Performance, Portability, and Price
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9110912 - Gartner says still 3 years away
http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/price/worlds_cheapest_laptop.html - the $130 Linux laptop (in lots of 100). Compared to the XO, it has less features, less memory (128 MB, holy cow), less storage. Slightly slower, and I'm betting on a higher power draw. But it's aimed more at "traditional" laptop users, so the keyboard is more "normal" and the OS the same (well, it's a Linux, not proprietary). They start straight off informing users that all storage will be on USB drives, which is what happens for most non-student users of the XOs, as well.

!! ARM-based laptops
???
from [[http://www.computerworld.com/comments/comment/view/9110912/203196|a comment]] in [[http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9110912|the Gertner report]], above: "ARM based Laptops will reach $100 within a few months."
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?t=16208&highlight=arm+laptop

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!! misc articles
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/technology/21pc.html - Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry, July 21, 2008
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/09/01/100169862/index.htm - OLPC as industry disruptor (scroll to end)
http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/price/worlds_cheapest_laptop.html - the $130 Linux laptop (in lots of 100)
http://4pcomputing.com/ - (appropriate) Power, Performance, Portability, and Price
 
 
July 28, 2008, at 03:21 PM by anonymous - lightbook refs
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!![[#Lightbook]] LightBook

The $20 ebook reader (as in "conceptually")

http://www.martin-woodhouse.co.uk/page76aa.html
http://olpcnews.com/forum/index.php?topic=414.0

 
 
July 25, 2008, at 01:47 PM by anonymous - 4P
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http://4pcomputing.com/ - (appropriate) Power, Performance, Portability, and Price
 
 
July 25, 2008, at 01:34 PM by anonymous - $130 laptop
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http://www.olpcnews.com/sales_talk/price/worlds_cheapest_laptop.html - the $130 Linux laptop (in lots of 100)
 
 
July 25, 2008, at 09:20 AM by anonymous - disruptions
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http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2007/09/01/100169862/index.htm - OLPC as industry disruptor (scroll to end)
 
 
July 24, 2008, at 04:26 PM by anonymous - battery life in ultra-portables
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!! battery life
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/07/23/battery-life-on-ultr.html - ultra-portables are not nesc. cheap (they can often be more expensive, if "standard" performance is required -- the [[XO]] achieves some of its cheapness w/ a slow processer, low memory, low storage. Better battery usage through improved display and other power-management features. Anyway, a related field. see also [[AlternativePower]]
 
 
July 23, 2008, at 04:40 PM by OtherMichael - $200 web tablet
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!! quest for the $200 web tablet
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/21/we-want-a-dead-simple-web-tablet-help-us-build-it/

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July 21, 2008, at 09:24 AM by OtherMichael - nyt article
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!! misc articles
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/technology/21pc.html - Smaller PCs Cause Worry for Industry, July 21, 2008
 
 
June 05, 2008, at 11:43 AM by OtherMichael - 10 laptop links
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!! Cheap portable hardware
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(:description cheap portable computing power:)
!! un-completed MAKE project
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!! $10 laptop from India???
http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/04/forget-the-olpc-xo-india-working-on-10-laptop/
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070506-india-announces-plans-for-10-laptop.html
http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/india/india_olpc_laptop_10.html

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[[!hardware]] [[!portable]] [[!computers]] [[!XO]] [[!OLPC]]
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[[!hardware]] [[!portable]] [[!computers]] [[!XO]] [[!OLPC]] [[!cheap]]
 
 
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!! Cheap portable hardware
[[http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2005/12/make_your_own_100_laptop.html|MAKE article]], from early in the OLPC hype cycle (the reference photos are the early digital mock-ups w/ the built-in generator), where Phillip Torrone proposed to mod-up a 1996 apple eMate (25Mhz, 3MB RAM - and I thought the XO was low-powered!) into a sub-$100 laptop

Some interesting thoughts on scalability of multi-unit manufacturing, and our throw-away electronic consumer culture.

The project above never seems to have been completed, but here are some more notes:
http://joshburker.blogspot.com/2007/10/make-100-laptop-challenge.html


!! See also
[[XO]]


!! Tags
[[!hardware]] [[!portable]] [[!computers]] [[!XO]] [[!OLPC]]