The XO laptop will soon be available for purchase in the US. However, under a new program dubbed "Give one, Get one"
, consumers looking to get their hands on the so-called $100 laptop must shell out $400 to buy two machines, one of which will go to a child in a developing country.
"OLPC will be offering a 'Give 1 Get 1 Program' for a brief window of time," said OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte in a statement. "For $399 you will be purchasing two XO laptops, one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to your child at home."
The program, which will run from November 12 to November 26, is intended to kick-start volume production of the XO laptop and raise awareness of the One Laptop per Child project. More details about the "Give one, Get one" program is available at XOGiving.org, where you can also donate $200 just for the sake of giving.
The OLPC has also announced that the first countries to receive the donated laptops will be Cambodia, Afghanistan, Rwanda and Haiti.