A laptop computer for £99

  anchor 17:29 17 Feb 08
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"Elonex is launching the country’s first sub £100 computer later this month and hopes to be making 200,000 of them by the summer".

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  Forum Editor 17:32 17 Feb 08

for schoolchildren, but that's about it.

  anchor 17:36 17 Feb 08

FE: it appears that schoolchildren are their target customers. It could be a good introduction to the world of computers.

  Stuartli 17:59 17 Feb 08

VTech has been making children's "laptops" for some time, such as:

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  anchor 11:06 18 Feb 08

Stuartli: The VTech ones appear to be more like toys with games being a major feature.

The Elonex referred to in The Times, is certainly a more serious machine, with really useful open source software.

  Stuartli 12:25 18 Feb 08

My wording was "...has been making children's "'laptops'" for some time..."

However, if you read the Times link, you will have seen: "This year alone, VTech, the market leader, will launch 40 new products, ranging from the £40 Discover Handheld computer for five to six-year-olds to the £130 Researcher Notebook laptop aimed at nine-year-olds.

"Both, naturally, can beam data using an infrared port and can synch with a PC to send and receive files over the Internet."

You will appreciate that such "toys" can provide a valuable insight into the world of technology for young children.

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