Posted by: shoji | September 16, 2007

The $100 laptop now the $188 laptop

More on OLPC; I blogged about it earlier here.

The $100 laptop now the $188 laptop – CNN.com
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 goal.

Spokesman George Snell blamed the increase on a variety of factors, including currency fluctuations and rising costs of such components as nickel and silicon. He said the project was committed to keeping the price from rising above $190.

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