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Photos: The $100 laptop on Linux

The system will use a 500MHz processor from Advanced Micro Devices with 128MB of memory. It will use 512MB of flash memory and no hard drive, Negroponte said. The biggest remaining cost is the display. The $100 laptop will use a dual-mode display with a black-and-white, 1,110-by-830-pixel mode in sunlight and a 640-by-480-pixel color mode otherwise.

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