Forget the $100 laptop … China brings the $98 laptop!
10 Sep 2008

Forget the $100 laptop … China brings the $98 laptop!

From the Tech Video Blog: HiVision makes

10 Sep 2008

From the Tech Video Blog:

HiVision makes the worlds cheapest Linux laptop at $98 using a new cheaper MIPS based processor (perhaps the Longsoon or the Ingenic), WiFi, 1GB flash storage, it runs Linux, has 3 USB ports, Ethernet, SDHC card reader, audio in and out, voice-chat, skype, multi-tabbed Firefox browser support and Abiword for word processing. Automatic and secure online software updates. Their current model is running a smooth and pretty snappy Linux user interface. In this video, I got to borrow a review sample of the laptop overnight, and I try to show you all the browser and other software interfaces in this extended video review of this cheap MIPS based laptop. Embedded is the way that I hope that most cheap laptops are going to be based on in the near future, Google will hopefully make a great Chrome browser for this kind of Laptop and hopefully that OLPC soon will announce that they will work to improve Embedded Linux based laptops in the upcoming XO-1.5 and XO-2 designs.

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  1. julio80 September 10th, 2008 1:22PM

    Es una propuesta que le da una patada a las demagogicas propuestas de la OLPC.

  2. Charbax September 10th, 2008 2:44PM

    OLPC started this whole thing. The Chinese are simply trying to commercialize the idea of using embedded platforms in laptop form factors. This does enable to cheaper and lower power laptops. Which will hopefully be used by OLPC in their next models so that they also can cut price and power consumption. And especially so OLPC can bring better software for ARM based embedded laptop form factors.

  3. naz September 30th, 2008 2:26PM

    where can i buy this laptops

  4. John Moravec September 30th, 2008 2:50PM

    In China, it seems…!