The One Laptop Per Child program has finally launched their Give 1 Get 1 Program today giving consumers the opportunity in the United States and Canada to purchase a laptop for their child or a child they know, and another one to give to a child in a developing nation. The price for the two laptops combined is $399 and $200 of that donation is tax-deductible. Here’s the thing, if you want one, you’ll need to make the purchase soon because the program will end on November 26th, just 15 days from now.
Those that make a purchase (only in the U.S.) will be thanked with one free year of HotSpot access from T-Mobile which is a nice gesture, don’t you think? They place the value of this at $350. HotSpot locations are commonly found at Starbucks, Borders, hotels, around airports, and other locations. A complete list of their Worldwide locations can be found here, and in the United States alone, there are over 8,587 locations.
If you’d like to order a laptop, you can do so online here. Ordering online will require a credit card or a PayPal account. You can also call 1-877-70-LAPTOP if you prefer to order over the phone.
I’m sure some of you are thinking to yourselves that $400 is an awful lot to spend for a computer that only has 1GB of Flash storage, a small 7.5 inch display and a limited amount of RAM (additional specs here). It is considering what you could get for that amount, but the whole idea behind the project is to empower the children of developing countries. Keep this in mind before you rule-out purchasing one.