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$100 laptop goes into production

The first 1000 machines from the One Laptop per Child project have gone into production. The new batch of notebooks are going to face some vigorous testing according to OLPC to make sure the design is fit for being bounced about in Africa or whether they eventually end up.

The first 1000 machines from the One Laptop per Child project have gone into production. The new batch of notebooks are going to face some vigorous testing according to OLPC to make sure the design is fit for being bounced about in Africa or whether they eventually end up.

You can find some photos of the interestingly green machine here

“Tests will include dropping the XOs from various heights, children pounding on the keyboards, and making sure the encasements are dirt and dust resistant. Software developers will also receive units to debug the software and applications that make up the operating system,” according to the OLPC.

Once this testing phase is over, the next units to be manufactured in early 2007 will go to school children in Argentina, Brazil, Libya, Nigeria and Thailand. The machines will be used by the children in real-life conditions as the final phase of testing before mass production begins in the summer of 2007, according to OLPC