[Marketing] Competitive lanscape: $100 DMP Edubook

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Wed Oct 7 17:30:36 EDT 2009

2009/10/8 Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com>

> http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20091007PD223.html
> http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=67846&ctNode=413
> http://noticias.com.gt/economia/20090821-taiwan-propone-instalar-ensambladora-computadoras-guatemala.html
> * Claim: $100 per unit (unassembled components, no OS), with liberal
> dissing of OLPC in the communications.

Interesting. This could be a win for Sugar Labs, at least to some extent. I
wonder if those govts would consider Sugar on those PCs...

This sub-netbook is pretty stock standard. It doesn't seem to have a lot of
the neat features of the XO. The XO-2 will be even further removed, e.g. no

There are already competitors in this space of providing low powered
sub-notebooks that people are used to (See a micro-post I wrote about the

These products could be seen as complementary to Sugar, but they do appear
to erode the sway of the XO.
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