[Arm-netbook] The future of EOMA-68

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue May 5 11:18:07 BST 2015

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tuesday 5. May 2015 12.00.54 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>>  bearing in mind that the unit cost of assembly for the EOMA68-A20
>> board is to be around $60 (in qty 250) and the micro-engineering board
>> around $30 (in qty 250), those NREs above (total $6500) divided by 250
>> comes to an extra $26, the unit *COST* comes to an amazingly high $USD
>> 116.
>>  .... nothing like the $35 for a wandboard or whatever it's called, is it?
>> but that's just how it is.
> That's why it is so worthwhile pitching this for the freedom-related benefits
> rather than the cost-related benefits at this point in time. After all, the
> unit cost of the Neo900 is probably going to end up being 700 EUR, but there
> wasn't a shortage of people willing to pay that amount for something that
> prioritises things like Free Software capabilities, openness and privacy.

> If Bunnie can sell "heirloom" Novena laptops for $5000 or so apiece, there has
> to be some scope for headroom on the price amongst people who appreciate the
> nature of the effort, even amongst those of more modest means. :-)

 very much appreciated the reminder of this, paul.

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