One Laptop Per Child kicks off November 12th, two XO laptops for $399

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We haven’t heard much from the One Laptop Per Child program recently, so I was fairly shocked to discover on my internet trawls that the program will kick off officially on November 12th.

The previously quoted cost per laptop of $100 has obviously been thrown out the window, with a more realistic price-tag of $399 being attached to each pair of Linux-based laptop. The idea is that customers purchase two laptops for $399, and one will be given to a child in a developing country. The XO laptops, as they’ve been dubbed, aren’t exactly spec-led, with just 512MB RAM, 366 AMD CPU and no hard disk, but hey, at least you’re helping provide for needy children in the developing world, and have something to prop up the wonky kitchen table with.

One Laptop Per Child (via Boing Boing)

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