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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Where can these be purchased and are there any grants out there to purchase these for public libraries in rural low income areas?
I bought a laptop from OLPC 5 or 6 yrs ago - are they of any use now?