Monday, December 12, 2005

Cheap Laptops will Sell Just Fine

Craig Barrett, Intel Corporation chairman believes that the $100 laptop computers to be manufactured by the MIT media lab run by Nicholas Negroponte beginning in early 2006 are merely 'gadgets', making them unattractive to consumers who will be disappointed by their 'limited range of programs'."

Says the man that doesn’t have a $100 laptop in the pipeline. The funny thing about tech gadgets, the only ones that complain about lack of features are the ones that can afford more expensive ones. Currently you can buy a calculator, or a WebTV or a typewriter wouldn’t there be a market for a device that can do all three but can’t play Doom? If I was investor I would be willing to take the risk and say yes. They probably won’t sell well in the United States (if I had to guess) but then again not every country is the wealthiest country on earth.

HatTip: Slashdot

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