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One Laptop Per Child Unveils Two New Kid Tablets at CES 2014
The 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is showcasing all kinds of intriguing electronics this year. But one of the most anticipated socially-conscious projects comes from the non-profit One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which released two new kid tablets this week. The group strives to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing “rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptops” to kids regardless of location or means.
At this year’s CES event, the non-profit company, in collaboration with Vivitar, released the seven inch XO-2 and the 10.1 inch XO-10 tablets made for children. Both tablets have a resolution of 1200 x 600 and are equipped with a quad-core processor offering 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and built-in Bluetooth and GPS. They also come installed with a modified version of Android KitKat and 100 English and Spanish language apps.
As far as price, the smaller XO-2 runs for $149 with seven hours of battery life and the larger XO-10 costs $199 with 12 battery hours. Additionally, the tablets can be ordered with a wireless keyboard designed by the well-known designer and sustainability advocate Yves Béhar.
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