The XO-1, previously known as the $100 Laptop[1], Children's Machine[3], and 2B1[4], also nicknamed ceibalita in Uruguay,[5] is an inexpensive subnotebook computer intended to be distributed to children in developing countries around the world,[6] to provide them with access to knowledge, and opportunities to "explore, experiment and express themselves" (constructionist learning).[7] The laptop is developed by the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and manufactured by Quanta Computer.

The subnotebooks are designed for sale to government-education systems which then give each primary school child their own laptop. Pricing was set to start at $188 in 2006, with a stated goal to reach the $100 mark in 2008 and the 50-dollar mark by 2010 [8]. In actual implementation, prices have remained $199 each for both the winter (northern hemisphere) 2007 and winter 2008 Give One, Get One campaigns (and thus $398 per pair).[9]

References Edit

  1. $100 Laptop Nears Launch, SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering. The Optics, Photonics, Fibers, and Lasers Resource, July 2006

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