Somebody must be losing money on this Medison Celebrity laptop, running Fedora Linux and certainly qualifying as the cheapest notebook in the world at $150. Heck, that's even less expensive than the OLPC (one laptop per child) that was supposed to cost $100 and has now ballooned up past $175, and which some sources are saying will retail for between $350 and $525 and won't be available until this coming holiday season. But this Medison Celebrity is a real notebook, with an Intel Celeron 1.5 GHz CPU, a 14-inch 1280x768 LCD screen, 256MB of RAM and a 40GB hard drive. There's got to be a catch.
Medison is a Swedish company whose spokesman can't disclose exactly how many laptops the company will be selling at this rock-bottom $150 price. So could this be a publicity stunt, positioning the company as a philothropist that "wants everyone to be able to afford a computer?" It's not going to do anybody much good if there are no PCs available, or if you'll wait a year for one to be delivered.