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Cost Breakdown of XO Laptop

This is the price breakdown of the XO laptop - sorry for the small web gif blown-up - showing the remarkable invention of the new screen technology not only bringing the screen below $100, but throwing in the WiFi, camera and power system for $63. Different parts come down at different rates, and it all depends hugely on market feedback: if tens of millions of these things do sell, the package price will drop quickly. There's no real reason to believe that $100 laptop boast will not come true in the near future, if not for the XO, then for whatever does take off in sales. More to the point, we already have one machine under $200, with many customers finding it useful, it seems Moore's will soon push machines more like my EEE PC down towards $200.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2007