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OLPC XO

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and build quality. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the OLPC XO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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OLPC XO Laptop

 

OLPC now famously stands for One Laptop Per Child. And while anyone can purchase the device, rest assured the emphasis is firmly on child. The iconic

Insanely rugged. OLPC can operate in extreme temperatures and even while sitting in standing water. Battery withstands 2000 discharge cycles, and a five-watt solar panel can provide enough juice to run it. Loaded with kid-friendly apps, including...

Can often be baffling: OLPC president Walter Bender was working on a FAQ on how to open the lid when I spoke to him. Would be killer at the hoped-for $100 price point. No WPA Wi-Fi support. Keys are far too tiny for regular use. Touchpad is wildly touchy

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My 8-Year-Old Reviews the OLPC XO

 

Our kid tester found the groundbreaking XO machine to have plenty of shortcomings. But considering its mission as a children's laptop for the developing world--and its ultra-low price--it has great potential.

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OLPC XO-1

 

It has taken more than two years, but the One Laptop per Child initiative has finally released its much-anticipated laptop: the OLPC XO-1. The XO-1 costs $200 each to donate, but for a limited time—until December 31, 2007—people can avail themselves of...

Uses very little energy to run. Preloaded with educational software. Wireless, with mesh networking. Flash-compatible browser preinstalled. Long-cycle LiFePO4 battery. Rugged construction. Easy to service

Not compatible with store-bought Windows or Mac OS programs. Sluggish flash performance. Much less compelling for adults. Business model isn't consumer-oriented (shipping, customer support). You can't specify where your donated computer goes, unless...

The XO-1 laptop by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative is a game-changer for disadvantaged children in developing countries. For a limited time you can benefit as well.

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OLPC XO-1

 

A gadget that gives back, the XO-1 is a laptop made for kids, and they're given out through the OLPC program.

OLPC, or the One Laptop Per Child program that was created by Nicholas Negroponte, is in full swing this year with their first model, the XO-1. This ambitious and altruistic gadget is a simple, practical wireless laptop that is fully loaded with new...

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OLPC XO-1 (One Laptop Per Child) review

 

The OLPC XO-1 isn't a substitute for your current laptop -- it's a digital lifeline for children on the margins of our connected world. The fact that it's as cool, fun and flexible as it is educational only shows how much thought has gone into its...

Powerful ; Simple wireless networking ; Bullet-proof build ; Open source programs

Sluggish graphical user interface ; Over-complex file handling

In short, this is a device for people who want to interact with the world beyond their keyboard. In an era when downloading other people's creativity accounts for 80 per cent of all Internet traffic, that can only be a good thing

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OLPC XO laptop review

 

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptop may have been designed as a small cheap computer for children in developing countries, but it's become the antecedent of all netbooks - UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2009

While the last G1G1 scheme from late 2008 is no longer running, the OLPC XO can be donated to children in developing countries for $199 via laptop.org. Or it can now be bought for personal use through Amazon UK. If you're looking for a tough laptop for...

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OLPC XO laptop review

 

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptop may have been designed as a small cheap computer for children in developing countries, but it's become the antecedent of all netbooks - UPDATED 23 JANUARY 2009

While the last G1G1 scheme from late 2008 is no longer running, the OLPC XO can be donated to children in developing countries for $199 via

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OLPC XO

 

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project is unique as the XO laptop it distributes. While the XO is not commercially available, our review provides an insight into what can be achieved in a laptop designed for children at a very low cost.

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