quarta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2008

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European debut for '$100 laptop'

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organisation is planning to sell the devices via online store Amazon's European outlets from 17 November.
The machines will be sold under the Give One, Get One scheme that the OLPC organisation has already run in the US.
When it goes on sale the XO laptop is expected to cost £268 (313 euros) and should be available in 27 EU nations as well as Switzerland, Russia and Turkey.
Despite the success of the scheme, it drew criticism because the OLPC group had trouble delivering machines to those who had ordered one. In a bid to resolve these issues, it signed up with Amazon in September 2008.
The original idea for the OLPC was to create a small, powerful laptop for school children that would sell in the millions yet cost less than $100.
Many nations have expressed an interest in using the XO but few have signed up to buy them in the numbers expected by the OLPC organisation. Most recently the Caldas region of Colombia signed up to buy 65,000 XO machines.
The XO has also faced competition from Intel's Classmate laptop. In September, Venezuela ordered one million Classmate laptops for its school children.

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