Computers get cheap.
While Microsoft has seen fit to require a whole new generation of computers to run its latest operating system
, a number of manufacturers have started the creation of cheap notebook computers. The list includes the infamous Palm Foleo
, mentioned here previously, and the OLPC
, mentioned pretty much everywhere previously. But also coming soon is the Asus EEE
, a $200-300 notebook running Linux. And Intel's alternative to the OLPC
, the Classmate PC
. Even as the low cost alternatives to standard computer start to come on sale, the prices for traditional laptops dip ever
lower. Can the digital divide
, at least hardware wise, be consigned to the dustbin of history?
posted by zabuni
on Aug 19, 2007 -