Steve put the illustration shown here on his Small Business Labs blog post. Here’s his summary of the design specifications:
Their new tablet will be made of a single sheet of flexible plastic that will be unbreakable. The hook on the corner will be used for carrying the PC and the price goal is less than $100. Low-cost components mean less power than a full-sized PC, but plenty of juice for almost all PC users.
I’ve been a happy user of tablet computers for several years now, and I’m eager for the Apple tablet to appear because I want to own one. I’ve been using Motion Computing tablets mostly.
But Steve’s right. One of the most interesting developments in computing is the low-cost student laptop. Even now, it’s because of OLPC that we can get decent netbooks for $300 or less. This is a trend worth watching in the future.
(Illustration courtesy of Steve King, Smallbizlabs)