Swedish company Medison has started offering a $150 laptop on their website. For the price the celebrity it’s very decently specced. It puts the OLPC and the Eee PC to shame, and looks pretty sleek as well. I’ve read predictions that laptop prices are going to drop, but this is ludicrous. Too good to be true? Will this turn out to be vaporware? Or will I be missing a unique opportunity by not clicking the ‘buy now’ button just yet?
Update – July 26th
Check out the comments on Engadget. Some pretty skilled private detectives out there. Apparently the Medison company is run from the UK, has only existed for about two weeks and is owned by someone who’s been involved in all kinds of scams. The 4-6 weeks delivery looks like it’s designed to allow him to move to South America without ever having to deliver a single machine…
Update 2 – August 2nd
As you can read in the comments, I ordered one a couple of days ago. 2CO’s airtight refund policy convinced be that I had nothing to lose. Last night, Medison organized a press conference during which they answered questions and showed a single laptop. From what I gather the whole thing was less than convincing, but I can’t see why scammers would go through the trouble of dealing with the press.
See http://www.medisonscam.info/ for more frequent updates.