Dell: Nobody Really Wants a $100 Laptop
Michael Dell says inexpensive laptops won't serve the needs of underprivileged children.NEW YORKMichael Dell doesnt think that making inexpensive laptops for underprivileged kids is very helpful. According to Dell, those so-called $100 laptops wont be powerful enough to make much of a difference in their lives. "The issue is not so much what does it cost, but what does it do," he said during a question and answer session with customers and finalists of the Dell/National Federation of Independent Business Small-Business Excellence Award.
According to Dell, inexpensive laptops wont meet the needs of their intended recipients. To illustrate his point, he noted that roughly 125 million computers come out of circulation every year worldwide, but arent recycled because theyre considered archaic. "Nobody really wants them because they dont do very much," he said.