$100 Laptop Hits The Ground Running

The One Laptop Per Child program started off sales with a bang today, with an order from Uruguay for 100,000 of the ultra-low-cost laptops.

The laptop program, often known as the "$100 laptop," announced earlier this month that the systems would be available for sale in November through a special "Get One, Give One" program. Interested users can sign up to buy two systems for $400, with the second system going to a child in a developing country.

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Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.

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Not really $100 laptop tho

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Anyway the cost is $399 for 2 laptops. So almost $200 each.
But I don't understand why $200 for the laptop and delivery? $100 delivery cost is too much. Mak

It's not

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The shipping cost isn't $100 - $200 is the actual price for the system. The One Laptop Per Child program was dubbed the "$100 Laptop" long before it ever got to the point where they knew what the final cost would actually be, so when they set the price, it ended up being $200 instead of $100. Since so many people know of it as the $100 Laptop, we keep using the term even though it's really the $200 Laptop now.

Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.

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