The Greenest Laptop in existence is officially going on sale for everyone, starting Monday, November 12th! But act fast...because it'll only be available for two weeks. While the laptop was originally designed for a market that is quite different from American Christmas shoppers, the One Laptop Per Child XO is likely going to sell pretty well...for a few interesting reasons.
First, you get to feel good about your gadget. Not only does the $100 XO consume less power than any other laptop while looking to last longer than the average 3-year computer, you also cannot buy one for yourself (or your child) without donating one to a child in a developing nation.
This "$100" laptop can only be purchased for that price by governments and NGOs. If you want one for youself, you'll have to pay a much more significant $400, the profits of which will buy one for a child in a developing nation and help finance the OLPC project.
The computers come with a web browser, a writing pad, an integrated video camera, and wireless Internet, and there are a variety of options for powering the device, from solar power to a hand crank! It's a great gift for an EcoGeek, or a child who can learn about computers while learning about the developing world. I'm totally sold on this one...even if $400 is a ridiculously high price for what you actually get.
written by Fieldmedic, November 11, 2007
written by Yianni Garcia, November 12, 2007
written by EcoGeek Matt James, November 13, 2007
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