Wednesday, October 24, 2007

One Laptop Per Child

Want a cheap laptop for a kid and want to have one sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation? One Laptop One Child has a deal where you buy a laptop for $399 and they will send one to a child in a developing nation. This was originally known as the One Hundred Dollar Laptop Initiative. It has a 7.5" screen and a bright green case, so it's not designed to appeal to adults. It might be useful as an ebook reader, or (because it's very rugged and has very long battery life) it might be something you can take on a camping trip so you can type your journal.

2 comments:

Bjorn said...

Does the OLPC still have a crank? I'm looking at Asus' eeePC, which will be released soon.

Cat's Staff said...

The hand crank has been dropped. It added to much weight and had to many moving parts. Instead it has a jack, so you can plug it into the wall. They also have plans to distribute it with solar panels or a foot pedal generator to places where AC is not readily available.