This laptop is solar powered, has no hard drive, is moisture, dirt and dust resistant, droppable and its keyboards are waterproof. In short, it is a laptop made for children and costs only $210 or a little under Rs 10,000.
Designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab, the XO laptop aims at taking computer education to the masses, especially poor children in developing countries like India.
The XO was on Tuesday launched in India by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at creating educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children.
“The XO laptop comes with a ‘Give One Get One’ initiative. Under this program, a customer can obtain one laptop at the purchase price and another laptop would be gifted to a child in a developing country, at no extra cost,” said Satish Jha, president and CEO, OLPC India.
So why would you want to buy a laptop designed for a child? “The XO is not only small, it comes with a shockproof casing so it does not break when dropped. IT also uses only 2 watt power, thus making it highly energy efficient,” explained Jha.
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