Quite honestly, I'm not sure if I get this cheap, wimpy notebook push.
1. A computer needs some oomph to have a good Internet experience.
2. I question whether a PC is a priority in a “developing” nation. It sounds altruistic and utopian, but what's the practicality of it?
3. Developing nations and Asia are bypassing PCs for mobiles because a mobile infrastructure is easier and cheaper to deploy and because mobiles fit better in their lifestyles.
4. Why would I want a crappy little computer as a secondary when I can get a nice mobile for about the same price?
Like one of the commentors to this article, I also paused a bit when they said this computer will use SSD harddrive — at $300 ??? Maybe a few years on down the road.
Eitherway, I see that these cheap laptops are a very “US” way of thinking. I really don't get it. Besides, I and any school or developing nation can build a decent barebones computer for ~$300.
Somebody please explain this to me …