A lot of good things can happen when you receive a million orders
for your product, such as finding the ability to add speedier hardware
, offer up new renditions
, and of course, break into new markets. Such is the case with Quanta
, as it is reportedly aiming at bringing a device "similar to the OLPC
to developed markets when the time is right," and if all goes as planned, it'll hit "for as little as $200." Of course, it was noted that the low-end versions would likely arrive sans a hard drive, with diminutive screens, and utilize open source software, but there's currently not much room to grumble if your laptop budget tops out at two Benjamins. In a quote that certainly made a case for CE-Oh No He Didn't
, Michael Wang (Quanta's president) frankly stated that there were "a lot of poor people in developed countries, too," simultaneously dissing those without a large deal of disposable income and mislabeling the millionaire tinkers who'd probably pick one up just to fiddle with. No hints at a release date just yet, but if the sluggish
rollout of the OLPCs is a halfway accurate benchmark, we'd guess that this one's a good ways out.