One laptop per child scheme arrives in Europe

Although originally designed to be sold into the third world the $100 laptop that was designed for the one laptop per child (OLPC) scheme is to be sold in Europe.

Although originally designed to be sold into the third world the $100 laptop that was designed for the one laptop per child (OLPC) scheme is to be sold in Europe.

The hardware is being sold through Amazon from Monday at a price of £268 with a laptop being sent to a child in the third world for every one purchased in Europe.

The announcement of the European launch was made by Nicholas Negroponte, the main force behind the creation of the project, at the recent World of Health IT conference.

Since the announcement of the development of the machine there has been the emergence of the Intel Classmate and the rise in popularity of netbooks.

According to the OLPC the Give One, Get One campaign ran in the US for two months in 2007 and generated sales of just shy of 200,000 units.

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