Now that mass production has begun, the first XO units are expected to become available sometime this month. Although it was originally intended to cost $100, the latest estimates put the XO price close to $200 – if ordered in quantities of 10,000 or more. However, large-scale production cost savings should help bring the price back down to $100 eventually.
As previously reported, U.S. and Canada residents with hopes of helping a developing nation can participate in the “Give one, get one” program that will run from November 12 to November 26. Those who order two laptops for $399 will get one in December, while the other one will be donated.