It’s a long way from the $100 laptop, but Intel has unveiled the Eduwise, a sub-$400 laptop targeted for emerging markets. The machines have an Intel Celeron M processor and a 7-inch WVXGA display. Because they are for children, Intel opted for flash instead of a HDD, but it is pretty lacking at just 1GB.
The Eduwise will run on Windows XP, and it will have software that will disable the machine if it is away from the classroom for too long. This way, they stay in the hands they are intended for. Shipping is expected to commence at the beginning of next year.