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  • The 72 dollar PC

    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/how20/1...cbccdrcrd.html



    pretty sweet if you ask me. The price of things has kind of jumped just a few dollars but i think you can still build something like this for under 100bucks. 2gig Jumpdrives at walmart are like 20bucks, add a USB disk drive and you have a sweet in car PC.

    Couple people i know are building one so i will let oyu know how that goes.
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
    -Vulcan

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    Re: The 72 dollar PC

    http://www.laptop.org/

    Have you seen the $100 laptop project? It's trying to bring cheap computing to children in underdeveloped countries. It's powered by a hand crank (few cranks last quite a while), has a wireless NIC, flash memory, and a USB port. The laptop is built for rugged handling since it'll be around children most of the time.

    Pretty cool stuff. I'd want one if it didn't look so much like a children's toy.

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      Re: The 72 dollar PC

      Originally posted by =Sarc= View Post
      http://www.laptop.org/

      Have you seen the $100 laptop project? It's trying to bring cheap computing to children in underdeveloped countries. It's powered by a hand crank (few cranks last quite a while), has a wireless NIC, flash memory, and a USB port. The laptop is built for rugged handling since it'll be around children most of the time.

      Pretty cool stuff. I'd want one if it didn't look so much like a children's toy.

      yeah thats the laptop from my other thread. The kids that got those laptops where found to be downloading porn instead of doing school work.
      that sounds like a good idea trooper.
      -Vulcan

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        Re: The 72 dollar PC

        Originally posted by Trooper View Post
        yeah thats the laptop from my other thread. The kids that got those laptops where found to be downloading porn instead of doing school work.
        hahaha
        It gets to the money shot then the batteries die and the kids have to start cranking the handle again.

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        • #5
          Re: The 72 dollar PC

          Originally posted by =Sarc= View Post
          hahaha
          It gets to the money shot then the batteries die and the kids have to start "cranking" the handle again.


          Fixed it
          that sounds like a good idea trooper.
          -Vulcan

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            Re: The 72 dollar PC

            Well, the $100 PC's been possible for a while now. You could build one using a cheap $1 plastic breadbox as the case.

            The thing that turns me off with the low cost PC is that the boards are a mini-itx, so their hard to find and they are expensive if you want run something other than Linux on them (cheapers ones doen't have as much power). And in addition, the PSUs are even harder to find, since only 2 companies that I know of make them.
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