Massachusetts Institute of Technology has detailed specification for a $100 laptop which is going to be the “source” of open source education for poor countries. It is considered to be an education project rather than a laptop project.
The proposed design would consist of a 500 MHz processor, 1 GB RAM, an innovational dual-mode display that can be used in full-color mode.The system would be powered by conventional current, batteries or by a windup attached to the side of the notebooks.
Linux would be the Operating System used in the system together with some applications that would be developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers.
Connectivity issues regarding the laptop is going to be solved by Wi-Fi and cell phone enabled and the laptop will also include 4 USB ports.
If this highly ambitious venture of MIT becomes true, there is going to be a huge shift on the way computer systems are perceived by the general public.