Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs

The One Laptop Per Child projects XO laptop (formerly known as the $100 laptop) consumes less than 2 watts. Desktops draw about 100 watts, depending on graphics and other features.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Displays Matter

The XOs self-refreshing dual-mode display features high resolution (200 dots per inch) and low power consumption (two-tenths of a watt!) in reflective mode.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Networks Matter

The XO creates a mesh network out of the box, with each laptop acting as a wireless router.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Security (Really) Matters

The XO system is based on the Bitfrost security paradigm: security out of the box. Theres no anti-virus or anti-spyware needed and no user passwords, but its still secure.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Price Matters

The XO is priced higher than the $100 in its former nickname, but its new price—about $175—is less than youd spend on an operating system for your desktop.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Applications Matter

The browser is the application.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Competition Matters

Intel, Sun and Microsoft are challenging the One Laptop Per Child model. Winner: customers.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - Design Matters

Just when you thought there was nothing new in computer design, along comes One Laptop Per Child.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - User Interface Matters

Finally, theres a new way of looking at your computer. The XOs Sugar interface shows some innovative thinking.

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Ten Ways the $100 Laptop Will Change Corporate PCs - PCs Matter

Worldwide, PC shipments totaled 62.7 million units in the first quarter of 2007, an 8.9 percent increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner.

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