OLPC $100 Laptop Gets Another Price Hike
September 17, 2007 8:02 PM
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OLPC XO laptop price rises again from $175 to $188 and some countries pay even more
When we first heard of the One Laptop per Child Foundation, they promised a $100 laptop for disadvantaged children. The
price has already gone up to $175 per laptop
, significantly up from the original $100 target. The nonprofit group is now upping the price on the $100 laptop again, this time bringing it up to $188.
An announcement that prices would vary by country was also made. T
he cost per laptop in Uruguay will be $205 due to a partnership with Brighstar Uruguay SA,
OLPC News says
the cost of the laptop includes more than merely the components used in the machines.
There are costs to be considered for training of staff and integrating the computers into the curriculum. Hardware maintenance has to be a strong consideration since many of these laptops will be deployed in developing nations.
Software maintenance also has to be considered as holes in security could lead to a
huge amount of compromised systems
. The final consideration is the cost of internet access for the machines. When all of these factors are considered, the invoice for each laptop over five years comes to $972.
George Snell, One Laptop per Child Foundation spokesman,
, “We are testing it [the XO laptop]. We are making sure all the software works."
"We are making all the corrections on it that need to be made before the product comes out," Snell said. He went on to say, “We are not disclosing any orders until we have a final computer, we are in talks with dozens of countries."
Production of the
is set to begin in October and retail versions could make it to store shelves at higher prices.
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I wondered how
9/18/2007 1:22:33 PM
The distribution channel was going to be afforded on a $100 OLPC. It seems my suspicions were correct- just my conclusion was a little off. It isn't non-profits making a bigger business out of this- manufacturers are just pushing price increases down to the end user, as usual. I wonder if this could still happen though.
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