Specifications on the laptop appear to have been finalized:
- 500MHz AMD processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 7" display (dual color and B&W modes)
- hand-crank powered (1 minute of cranking = 10 minutes of power)
- Wi-fi connectivity
- Flash memory storage
- Linux open-sourced operating system
Apparently, Bill Gates has already made it clear to Negroponte that he wants that last part to change.
When you’ve got the likes of Gates, Jobs, Dell, and Google offering their brains and (financial) brawn, you know this is generating a buzz in the industry.
For an in-depth look, read Fortune’s article.