One Tablet Per Child at CES 2012
The "One Laptop Per Child" foundation (OLPC), a project supported by two US-based non-profits, established it's goal of producing and providing low-cost laptop computers to benefit education in areas of the world that typically lack such resources.
The original laptop, the XO-1, became available in late 2007. It was a child-friendly, ruggedized, simple laptop with several features to accommodate operation in sometimes harsh conditions, such as solid-state storage and the ability to recharge with a hand crank.
At this year's CES, the latest XO-3 model will be unveiled. This model is a tablet-inspired design which again provides a ruggedized product, with an 8-inch screen, low power consumption and an announced cost of under $100 US each. The device also features a display that can be viewed in direct sunlight, and the provision to be recharged from solar panels or by hand crank.
As with previous models, the computer will be sold to governments for their education departments to distribute as needed.