July 24, 2007

...AND CHEAPER...:

$100 Laptop Goes into Mass Production: The One Laptop per Child group says the first XO laptops for use in schools will be manufactured by Quanta in October (Tom Espiner, 7/24/07, Business Week)

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) organisation has announced that its ruggedised laptop, the XO, is going into mass production.

The laptop will be manufactured in Shanghai by Quanta. The production line will be turned on in August for testing procedures, and the first mass-produced laptops for use in schools will be made in October.

The XO laptop, which OLPC plans to sell eventually for $100 per machine, is designed to improve the educational opportunities of children in the developing world. The costs of manufacture are currently estimated by OLPC at $175 per laptop.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 24, 2007 11:21 PM
Comments

Schools have become overly obsessed with technology. If you want to "improve the educational opportunities of children in the developing world" (or our own for that matter) make sure they can read at or above their grade level, can write in complete, coherent sentences, and understand basic math concepts BEFORE passing them on to the next grade.

Posted by: Bartman at July 25, 2007 7:42 AM
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