As most know, a few years back, Microsoft attacked Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child program. Though severely wounded, the program apparently continues. I bought one (two) of those X0 computers a few years back and while I didn't much like the computer (it truly was for kids), I sure liked the screen. It could be easily read in broad daylight.
That (a screen that can be read outdoors) is the only thing that would make me think of replacing my beloved T42. And, best I can tell, likely because of Microsoft's attack, more recent versions of the XO are no longer for sale to the public. Anyone know why Negroponte seems to be the only guy in the world who can make an affordable laptop with a screen that is easily readable outdoors? Why a poverty stricken kid in Peru can use his computer in bright sunlight while rich Americans must use theirs indoors?