Cheap Laptops

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/17/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 3/19/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $50
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $30
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $20
Cheap Laptops
Contest Directions: Let's help the MIT and Google design a cheap $100 laptop, and see if it'll meet Gates' expectations.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/17/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 3/19/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $50
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $30
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $20
This gallery only contains our top 16 selections from its parent contest Cheap Laptops?. All 20 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Paper Laptop

    Paper Laptop
  • Etch-A-Sketch Windows

    Etch-A-Sketch Windows
  • Etch-A-Sketch laptop

    Etch-A-Sketch laptop
  • Windows 3d World

    Windows 3d World
  • Cheap Laptop

    Cheap Laptop
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
  • Vaio for Africa

    Vaio for Africa
  • Vintage Computer

    Vintage Computer
  • Toast Laptop

    Toast Laptop
  • Peek & Sell Laptop

    Peek & Sell Laptop
  • Coleco and Microsoft Laptop

    Coleco and Microsoft Laptop
  • Paper Laptop

    Paper Laptop
  • Recycled PC

    Recycled PC
  • Basic Laptop

    Basic Laptop
  • Windows Based Apple iBook

    Windows Based Apple iBook
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft ended up mocking a $100 laptop computer that apparently is being developed for poor countries with the support of Google. The unit is being developed at MIT. The $100 laptop computer projects seeks to provide inexpensive computers to underdeveloped nations. The computers are powered with a hand crank. The computers actually are lacking in many otherwise standard features, including a hard disk and software. The last thing you want in such a unit, Gates said, is something without a disk and with a tiny, little screen. If you are going to have people share a computer unit, Gates remarked, you want a decent computer on which you can read the text. You can't be sitting there trying to crank the thing to get it going while you are trying to type, he noted.
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