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OLPC Laptop gets Tested

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  1. Jimmy 2004

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    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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    "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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    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.
     
  4. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    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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    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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    I think they sound great- really hope they will a success. Well done OLPC :toast:
     

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