Over 500 students at Holmes Elementary School received their very own connected XO laptop during the 2011-2012 academic school year. A project supported by Knight Foundation, this was OLPC’s first U.S. project.
was devastated by Hurricane Felix in 2007. The is embracing the XO laptops as a meaningful tool for its children's future. Thanks to the , every child and teacher in the community is learning together with their XOs.
Our primary goal here is to find systems that are inexpensive without being overly cheap—notebooks that don’t give up all of their desirable features just to hit the lowest price possible. We’re looking for good all-rounders with respect to performance and ports. To that end, these recommendations eschew the netbook-class processors and 2GB of RAM that some cheap laptops use. If you’re looking for cheaper lightweight or gaming laptops, we've got a few recommendations for you a bit later in the article.