When discussing new and emerging technology, it's natural to emphasize high-end products. After all, the low-end devices are often retreaded products from years past: hardly new or emerging. But highly affordable technology can also be significant. Like, for example, a 5-inch, dual-core smartphone that costs US$150 off-contract.
Kogan Technologies today launched the Agora netbook series, featuring the Agora and the Agora Pro. The 1.6GHz Atom based netbooks are the cheapest available in Australia, starting at AUD$499. Both models come preloaded with the gOS operating system, a variant of Ubuntu Linux, but in an interesting move, Kogan's support team is offering to guide customers through the process of installing other supported operating systems including Windows XP and Windows 7.