[IAEP] The Guardian: PlayPower: 1980s computing for the 21st century
yamaplos at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 10:57:06 EST 2009
Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 3:24 AM, Yama Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Elonex One clones are available right now for about $75 USD in
>> quantities over 100. They were released original well after the XO 1,
>> and have about similar hardware. Originally they sold for about $300.
> Again, probably unsold stock.
¿te tragaste un payasito?
No, my friend, these are honest to goodness clones. How they get away
with that, don't know
Maybe Elonex sees their market growing if they give up on older design
Bigger market share that way to their line? A bit like the Apple IIe?
>> The XO seems to be about the only one defying Moore's :-)
> No, we are in good company. I am seeing some companies doing
> misleading PR over *incomplete* laptops that allegedly cost USD100.
The Elonex clones have no camera, but do include RAM, wifi and battery.
Still the screen is the "standard" LCD backlighted, and probably their
battery life is not that hot
> Except that if you add ram, storage and some kind of battery, they
> cost 200. And Wifi is still not included.
> Forget about it being designed for kids, rugged, long life batteries
> that don't explode, high quality screens or anything.
> We opened this market, so it's good to see it evolve. It'd be nice to
> see people build something actually comparable, at a comparable price.
> Nobody does right now.
Hmmm, maybe if you would let the screen be copied? What about the battery?
Is it more important to corner the market, or share good technology
solutions that then make MORE computers available to more kids?
> Do they muddy the waters? Heck yeah! Dodgy PR is way cheaper than engineering.
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