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
20 pictures
  • Paper Laptop

    Paper Laptop
        • I heard they're charging PA-PER-View in these laptops.
        • Did I say that I love it? Well, I bloody do!
        • Hey it won't shut off it keeps re-cycling

        • On 3/17/2006 4:10:17 PM, NewsMaster said:

          I heard they're charging PA-PER-View in these laptops.



          BAwahahahaaaaaaa!
        • The Unknown Laptop (owned by Murray Langston).
        • Man congratulations!!!!


          I had a sneaking suspicion when I looked at this it was a Mashby, Glad to see I was right!.

          (just needs a touch of duct tape & a few thumb tacks and it would be a true Mashby creation )

          [Edited by User on 3/19/2006 8:47:03 AM]
        • CONGRATS MASH..I See you found your Prize...

        • Boo yah! Thanks for all the kind comments and especially the sassy prize!
  • Etch-A-Sketch Windows

    Etch-A-Sketch Windows
        • Excellent idea! How am I supposed to enter this contest now?

          [Edited by User on 3/17/2006 1:25:39 PM]
        • That's the same name I called my friend on Ritalin
        • As Einstein said:
          "Things should be made as simple as possible..."

          It looks like they succeeded!
  • Etch-A-Sketch laptop

    Etch-A-Sketch laptop
        • Shake shake shake..

          Shake shake shake...

          Shake to ReBOOTY...

          shake to ReBOOTY...
        • Outstanding entry!
          and the tech support converstion is bloody hilarios! Thanks for the laughs!

          [Edited by User on 3/18/2006 10:27:26 PM]
        • But the questions remains.....

          Where is the "any" key?????


        • [Edited by User on 3/18/2006 10:47:21 PM]
        • It looks great...I love the Windows humor. Excellent entry.

          One minor critique: the text at the top of the ummm...screen looks like it is not skewed quite right.
  • Windows 3d World

    Windows 3d World
        • Can you hear me now... is this thing on.
        • are the updates via a string hooked can to can?
        • It is good to see that you added the original delete key. Very funny ideas here.
  • Cheap Laptop

    Cheap Laptop
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
  • Vaio for Africa

    Vaio for Africa
  • Vintage Computer

    Vintage Computer
        • Hopefully no animals were harmed in the making of this computer!


          ...oh wait
        • I considered doing something like this with a typewriter and tv, but your idea is a lot better than mine was. I love your 'mouse'.
          It looks like a lot of work went into making all the source images match up.
        • Great job! Might want to try smoothing out the bottom of that lemon - looks a bit jagged from here.
        • FUNNY! . . . and you can take it anywhere with that battery.
  • Toast Laptop

    Toast Laptop
        • So that's why people say "The system's toast!"
        • you paid how much??? dude you got burned!
        • Heh, the finger doing the pointing has 2 drop shadows
  • Peek & Sell Laptop

    Peek & Sell Laptop
        • it will create a PEEK a BOOM when it hits the market
        • "Howard Stern Bette Midler ... tape"? Yuck!
  • Coleco and Microsoft Laptop

    Coleco and Microsoft Laptop
  • Largest Laptop

    Largest Laptop
        • I can't wait to try this thing out on my lap (oww).
        • What Moses would've used to write the 10 commandments if he were alive today.
  • Paper Laptop

    Paper Laptop
        • Ckeck out the refresh rate on this baby!
        • keep it out of the rain and away from the dog..
        • I love the "Hidden Author" account...very funny.
        • So if it does finally boot past the welcome screen, do you need to get another box or just repaint this one?
  • Cardboard Computer

    Cardboard Computer
        • Items on front of box seem to float there - lacking depth.
        • Hahahaha!!! Looks like some of the computers we have where I work. LOL!!
  • Recycled PC

    Recycled PC
        • Nice idea. I like the shadowing on the ground. The computer is a bit dark compared to the lighting of its surroundings and the scale is a bit off too, but it still looks pretty good.
        • Does this mean that when it crashes, you have to rewind it?

        • On 3/18/2006 6:13:07 PM, nielsdb said:

          Nice idea. I like the shadowing on the ground. The computer is a bit dark compared to the lighting of its surroundings and the scale is a bit off too, but it still looks pretty good.


          You are probably too young to remember the old fashioned computers! the scale isn't too far out and the darkness looks like shadow.
        • Well it goes well with their Crank Phones
        • Sorry Dudes but we got Satellite here,and cell phones,i-pods and we wish you would have brought Jessica Simpson instead...
  • Basic Laptop

    Basic Laptop
  • Windows Based Apple iBook

    Windows Based Apple iBook
  • Google Laptop

    Google Laptop
  • Palm Computer

    Palm Computer
        • I've got you Scrolling and in the Palm of my hand
        • I've got the World Wide Web, in my hand.
  • Abucas Computer

    Abucas Computer
        • hahahah and if you goof up they throw doodie at you!
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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.