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In 2005, OLPC launched the XO laptop, a low-cost, low-power computer designed for children in developing countries.
Picture taking and merging them with texts would not have been possible to these students without the XO laptop, as many of them cannot afford digital cameras or cell phones that take pictures.
As its website states, "By giving children their very own connected XO laptop, we are giving them a window to the outside world, access to vast amounts of information, a way to connect with each other, and a springboard into their future" (OLPC, 2009).
Cotten and a team of researchers surveyed 1,202 fourth- and fifth-graders in the Birmingham City School System who participated in the nation's largest distribution of XO laptop computers during the 2008-09 academic year.
Though Negroponte's initial goal was to sell the XO laptop for $100 or less, the sales price per laptop in a bulk order is about $188.
Afterwards, they will spend nine weeks in an African nation, working directly with local community partners to integrate the XO laptop into primary education.
The movement toward low-cost computing was also spurred by the XO laptop, the brainchild of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Nicholas Negroponte and his One Laptop Per Child Foundation.
For 2 consecutive weeks, my local newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, featured articles on laptops running open source software: the XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child charity initiative and the Eee PC from Asus.
Negroponte, who'd asked the company to exclusively support the group's XO laptop, Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said in an interview.
The XO laptop is designed to be a "flexible, ultra-low-cost, power-efficient, responsive, and durable machine.
The XO laptop, self-powered by a hand-crank generator, includes a built-in video camera and an LCD screen that students can read in the dark or in bright sunlight, www.
Your tablet is not an "answer" or "competitor" to OLPC's XO laptop.