XO Laptop Hits Europe

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has been selling its machines through Amazon in the US since September, after having had trouble delivering machines under its Give One, Get One scheme, through which buyers obtain a laptop for themselves and in the price donate one to a school child in a developing country.

As of today the scheme will begin operating in Europe, again through Amazon, with OLPC’s distinctive laptop available in all 27 EU countries, as well as Turkey, Switzerland and Russia, the BBC reports. It will retail for around $395.

OLPC claims to have sold 190,000 laptops in the US through Give One, Get One, but worldwide has only managed to sell around 600,000 of its machines. The intention has always been to make technology available globally, especially to those who might otherwise not have access to it. But OLPC has faced stiff competition from the Intel Classmate.