OLPC laptop vs Intel's Classmate

Posted on Thursday, Mar 08 2007 @ 05:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica compares the OLPC's XO with the Intel Classmate PC:
Intel's World Ahead program took another step forward this month when Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, received one of Intel's Classmate PC mobile devices. The Classmate PC given to President Silva is one of 30 prototype units sent to the nation's Ministry of Education for technical evaluation. Intel plans to provide another 800 units next month for a preliminary field test.

Intended for use by students in grades 5 through 10, the Classmate PC is a low-budget mobile computing device with a rugged laptop form factor. Intel describes the product as a "mobile learning assistant" designed for education in developing countries.
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