One Laptop Per Child Review

Aaron Landry got his hands on an XO Laptop while visiting a friend in Washington, DC last week.

Once he figured out how to open it, he seemed to be impressed with the functionality of the product.

Here’s a photo Aaron took of his blog being served up on the laptop’s RSS reader:

My First Experience With an XO Laptop

It boots fairly quickly with 256mb of RAM and opens to a screen where I have what feels like an OS X Dock at the bottom to choose applications. After about 10 minutes I felt really comfortable getting around it and everything worked in a rather simple manner.

Browsing was about as fast as the iPhone on WiFi and there were a few music creation applications that I didn’t spend the time to figure out. I tested out the RSS reader on it as well and it was pretty swift.

Before trying it, Aaron decided to buy one through the One Laptop Per Child’s buy-2 get-1 donation program where $400 buys you a laptop and one for a child in a developing country. I’ve purchased one too and am looking forward to getting my hands on it.

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