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OLPC Quanta leap in laptop price?

I tend to get some interesting search queries bringing people to my ‘blog. Recently, there’s a been a steady tide of traffic drifting in on the subject of the One Laptop Per Child project, and more specifically with regards to the commercial, consumer availability of the XO laptop. This is something I’ve given some thought […]

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Negroponte on Intel against OLPC

Unbeknownst to me, there’s what appears to be a very good website dedicated to news regarding the One Laptop Per Child project. Interestingly, and fortuitously, there’s a recent feature regarding Nicholas Negroponte’s views on the Intel Classmate PC, which I’ve ‘blogged about recently: “The difference is that Intel’s approach is much more teacher-centric. Ours is […]

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Intel Classmate PC versus OLPC XO

Those who’ve followed me following the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop computer know that I like the project. I not only like the project, I also like the product, too. Yes, some could argue that the XO laptop is under-powered, but that’s to use the yardstick that you & me are more familiar with […]

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One Laptop Per Child project hits 1m orders

The first million milestone has been reached reached for the One Laptop Per Child project. With the likes of Quanta Computer, the worlds largest contract computer manufacturer behind the production of the OLPC laptop, dubbed the XO, it’s a major step towards driving the cost of production down even further: “Quanta Computer, the world’s largest […]

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One Laptop Per Child not for sale?

Despite the idea of selling the XO laptop as a consumer device to the likes of you & me, Nicholas Negroponte, One Laptop Per Child chairman has since scotched the idea .. for now, anyway. As rumours go, selling the XO laptop as a ‘buy-2-get-1 arrangement’ was certainly very nice while it lasted: “The One […]