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