One Laptop per Child XO Tablet

Engadget Review

OLPC XO Tablet review

Summary

One Laptop Per Child's first commercial product comes loaded with software, but the quality of the apps is uneven and the price is high for what's essentially a kid's toy.

Pros
  • Attractive Yves Béhar-designed caseRugged design well-suited to kidsAround 150 apps includedAccess to Google Play for downloading more apps
Cons
  • Expensive for a kid's deviceUneven app selection
OLPC XO Tablet review

In late 2007, One Laptop Per Child launched its "Give 1 Get 1" program. While the do-gooder organization had originally shrugged off suggestions that it should offer its XO Laptop as a commercial product, OLPC finally gave in, letting consumers get their own device for a $399 donation (that price also paid to send one to a child in a developing nation). Unveiled back at CES, the Android-powered XO Tablet marks OLPC's first proper foray into the consumer space, with the device available for $149 at major retailers like Walmart and Target. So is it any good?

Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Users

Not yet scored
 

Breakdown

Ease of use
8.0
Display
6.0
Durability
8.0
Features
6.0
Design and form factor
8.0
View All Scores

Specs

XO

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
View Full Specs

Specs

XO

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

Nokia Bets Big on VR

Nokia Bets Big on VR

Posted   01.27.16
View
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

79

Watch

Engadget

79
 

Critic

8
 

User

7.8
 
No price available
82

iPad Pro

Engadget

82
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

8
 
No price available

Watch

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
No price available
82

Nabi 2

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

8.2
 

User

6.7
 
Starting at
$127.01
Requires Contract
74

Galaxy Note 10.1

Engadget

74
 

Critic

7.3
 

User

8
 
Starting at
$348.99
Requires Contract

The Latest

12.19.13
Switched On: What's become of the $100 laptop
12.19.13

Switched On: What's become of the $100 laptop

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Back in 2006,...

By R. Rubin,   12.19.13
View
11.11.13
Geeking out young: gadgets and coding need to be core in US schools
11.11.13

Geeking out young: gadgets and coding need to be core in US schools

Remember readin', 'riting and 'rithmatic? According to our Rethinking Education panelists, the thr...

By S. Dent,   11.11.13
View