XO Laptop

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

Robust, easy-to-repair laptop

Product description Brand name and product description

The XO laptop is a low-cost laptop computer that aims to, given its cost effective design, provide a laptop to children in developing countries around the world, to give them access to knowledge and new technologies. The XO was developed by Nicholas Negroponte, a co-founder of MIT’s Media Lab, and designed by Yves Behar’s Fuseproject company. The laptop is manufactured by Quanta Computer and developed by One Laptop per Child (OLPC).

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The laptops are sold to governments, NGOs and other donors. The largest national implementers include Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, and Rwanda. Other significant projects have been started in Gaza, Afghanistan, Haiti, Ethiopia, and Mongolia.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The price rounds from $209 and $229 for the current model, according to a New York Times article.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Low income communities with technology access gaps.

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