About 500 students in Thailand are the first to get MIT's $100 laptops. These $ 100 laptops are courtesy of the One Laptop Per Child program which has several sponsors such as Google. For more information, see the official $100 laptop website. The laptops are small, sturdy (hard to break), are powered by a hand crank or foot pedal (quickly recharges), and look to be fun to use. The cranks are useful because they allow the laptops to run in villages where there is no power. In addition, the laptops automatically establish local area networks.
Incidentally, some time ago SquirrelNet predicted that PC's or "NetPC's" in the price range of $50 will someday be available to third world and developing countries. The $100 laptop program is a sign that we are right in making this prediction (just to toot our own horn).
As you can see, the laptop can be easily folded to be used just like a book. A similar twist of the laptop makes it function like a photo album.