OLPC Extends XO Laptop Program

OLPC Extends XO Laptop Program

Residents in Canada and United States to participate in the One Laptop Per Child program.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) non profit organization has extended its offering to residents of Canada and the USA to buy one XO laptop to a child in a developing country and get one such laptop to himself/herself. Additionally, for those who participate in the prestigious program T-Mobile will offer one year free Wi-Fi hotspots access.

OLPC is offering a Give One Get One (G1G1) promotional program in the United States and Canada until December 31, 2007. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the buyer. $200 of the donation is tax-deductible. For all U.S. donors who participate in the Give One Get One program, T-Mobile is also offering one year of complimentary HotSpot access.

XO laptop features include AMD Geode LX-700 processor with 433MHz clock-speed and built-in graphics controller, 256MB of PC-2100 (DDR 266MHz) memory, 1GB NAND flash that substitutes hard disk drive, 7.5” screen with 1200×900 resolution, wireless and wired network adapters as well as integrated webcam, microphone, speakers and so forth.

The non profit organization also reminds potential donors that quantities of OLPC XO are limited. As a result, not everyone may get the XO in crucial time for planned holidays.