|Index & Notes
I put them all together for a comparison. I boldfaced features that are the clear winner in the category. The Cloudbook may do well here, it's the fastest and with the most hard drive. The XO is by far the cheapest, longest battery, and that amazing reflective screen. The Intel Classmate has the same 7" screen as mine and the Cloudbook, has the same low RAM as the XO, but is faster, fast enough to run Windows. And for new promotions in emerging markets, Microsoft has conveniently dropped the price of Windows plus Office to $3 per Classmate, which really holds the price down. It also holds down the chance that some other software will become a standard...of course.
© Roy Brander, P.Eng 2008