[Its.an.education.project] Sugar on the EEE PC
bernie at codewiz.org
Wed May 7 16:56:08 EDT 2008
John Watlington wrote:
> The XO has a good reason for existance (MLJ's display, and attention
> to low power design).
I agree. We had 1-2 years advantage over the others, and some
kickass researchers in house.
> Ignoring the fact that most of the new "low-cost" laptops require
> much more power ---
The EEE PC I have just bought heats up in the bag when suspended...
and seems to have a noisy fan inside.
> a serious problem in the most underserved areas --- the price trend
> is for the second
> generation of the "low cost" laptops to head back to $500.
> The Asus 900 has a suggested list of $550 ?
That's weird marketing... ASUS and Intel know they will have to
beat OLPC's offer head to head.
Please don't compare the list price with volume prices. You have
to multiply by a factor of 1.5 to 2.
> A comparison of the possible XO replacements is provided as an
> The information comes from:
Wow, there are way more than I thought, already.
And they missed this one:
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