Not an order of magnitude
Posted Nov 7, 2011 4:05 UTC (Mon) by man_ls
In reply to: Not an order of magnitude
Parent article: The sods must be crazy: OLPC to drop tablets from helicopters to isolated villages (ars technica)
I bought my Eee PC 701 2G for $250 on Easter 2008. And that is counting with retailer and manufacturer profit. Meanwhile, the XO-1 never got below $400 retail, and the theoretical $200 gave you a machine with worse specs than the 2G. That was probably because the 2G used standard parts, but that is the whole idea of netbooks: use yesterday's parts to sell wicked machines.
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