OLPC Laptop vs. Intel Classmate

Perhaps not the most balanced and thorough review ever, but still it’s illuminating when a One Laptop Per Child XO laptop and an Intel Classmate are both given to a 9 year old boy to review (caveat: He may well be 10 now, it isn’t clear!)

See it here on the BBC dot.life blog.

OLPC clearly holds its own, though – and does prove the kids don’t really mind another operating system that isn’t Windows.

2 thoughts on “OLPC Laptop vs. Intel Classmate

  1. Daniel Livingstone

    Yikes, missed that.

    Thanks for the link. I haven’t had a chance to try out Sugar for myself, but watching the BBC videos it was clear that the unfamiliar interface was NO barrier to the children using it. It might freak out funders who are used to Windows, and draw on unfamiliar metaphors, but as highlighted in the link, it was designed from the ground up to be a learning environment – unlike Windows.


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