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Thailand based NorhTec Corporation take the DIY Netbook concept one step further with their Gecko EduBook. To keep costs low the netbook can be shipped in pieces to be assembled in the countries they are delivered to.
The barebones system in a quantity of one is announced to cost US$150, dealers who want to order more units can request a price quote on NorhTec's web site.
Non-tinkerers can order the assembled version of the EduBook for US$200 plus shipping costs. This comes with Ubuntu Netbook Remix pre-installed, but will also support other Linux distros as well as Windows XP, as demonstrated in NorhTec's video, for those who want to run a more dated operating system.