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The XO-3 Laptop for the One Laptop Per Child Project

By: Katherine Vong - Published:   Updated: Aug 15 2011 • References: fuseproject and dezeen
A new and super affordable computer, the XO-3 laptop, has been unveiled for the One Laptop Per Child project, which aims to provide education and access to information to children around the world.

The XO-3 laptop is designed by Yves Béhar of design studio fuseproject, and retails for only $75 USD. The design itself is light and flat with a semi-flexible—and therefore very durable—plastic screen. Here's some more info about the functionality of the XO-3 laptop:

Implications - The XO-3 is effective in a way many other companies can only aspire to be. IT supports a variety of uses that increase the efficacy of youth learning, including a horizontal book mode and portrait reading mode. The XO-3 laptop is the wave of the future -- technology and community improvement in one fell swoop.