Seems like every six months or so we try again with the idea of selling $100 notebooks with the third world in mind. Sometimes with Linux, other times with Windows. In each instance, the notebook winds up being cheap, underpowered, and really difficult to point to as a success.

Well clearly it is that time again. Enter the Cherrypal notebook named the “Africa.” While I support the desire to put technology into the hands of kids who might otherwise be left out, I am still skeptical about the resources on this computer actually being usable.

What’s your take? Think we are ready to try the ol’ $100 notebook routine once again? Maybe we have already done this with slightly more expensive netbooks instead? Whatever it may be, I’d love to hear your comments on this. We’ll all be waiting for your thoughts!

In the meantime, I will continue to toy with the idea of actually purchasing one of these. While they are cheap and obviously best suited for those in need, there is still a temptation here.

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