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Chinese production ‘bugs’ delay first shipment of OLPC laptops

Chinese production ‘bugs’ delay first shipment of OLPC laptops

Thanks to production delays that have seen a scheduled October start pushed back to November 12th, the OLPC "XO-1" laptop - previously known as the $100 laptop, but the price of which crept up t $188 at the last count - will not begin to deliver until December at the earliest. Blamed on "last-minute bugs", the hold up has cast doubts on whether One Laptop Per Child will be able to fulfil Christmas orders both to Peru, Uruguay and South America, as well as to the North America and Canada customers who will be able to pre-order the machine as part of the company's "Give 1 Get 1" scheme.

OLPC to go on-sale in US from November 12th

OLPC to go on-sale in US from November 12th

The "One Laptop Per Child" project has come in for some stick recently thanks to the spate of price hikes, but don't let that put you off too much; early testers have come away feeling incredibly positive about the OLPC, both the innovative OS and the clever hardware design.  Now, with government orders conspicuous by their absence, the team behind the laptop is offering to prematurely sell you one - that is, if you buy one for you and one for a child in a developing country.

 

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