Friday, October 5th 2007

OLPC Laptop gets Tested

Many techPowerUp! readers will be aware of the One Laptop Per Child project, which aims to provide $100 laptops to children in developing countries. David Pogue from The New York Times has managed to get his hands on one of these laptops and given it a thorough testing, and the overall verdict is that the laptop is very impressive. Pogue praises features such as the sunlight-readable screen, the cheap and long-lasting battery and the WiFi mesh capability, as well as being impressed by how well the applications on the machine work. The laptop even survives a few drop and spill tests, which can be watched alongside the article on The New York Times’ website. It is well worth reading if you are interested by the project - if you want to know more about it, visit the OLPC website.Source: Engadget
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5 Comments on OLPC Laptop gets Tested

#1
lemonadesoda
"give one, get one"

So let me get this... I spend $400, and I "get one"... and then I have to trust that the company that has failed to deliver every promise it made in the past, will, at SOME UNKNOWN POINT IN THE FUTURE "give one" (not necessarily a new one) to somebody somewhere.

I do hope the audit commission gets all over this.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Well Im glad to see its not a slow piece of crap for 100 bucks. It s nice to see decent performance out of this project.
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
i love the idea ;) about time someone tried this


just wondering what cpu does it have a little s370 via cpu or something?
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#4
Ravenas
by: WarEagleAU
Well Im glad to see its not a slow piece of crap for 100 bucks. It s nice to see decent performance out of this project.
Well, the laptops are probably running a little slower now due to the cookies from the porn sites that the kids had visited. :laugh:
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#5
theonetruewill
I think they sound great- really hope they will a success. Well done OLPC :toast:
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