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XO Cost breakdown

For the moment, we'll focus on the astounding fact that a complete, useful laptop can be built for under $200. The price of the lid, shown here in purple, containing the remarkable screen, the wifi, a six-hour battery and a webcam, comes in at sixty-three bucks. We've gone from over $2000 to under $200 because of Moore's Law.

© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008