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machines are water resistant, rugged and designed to last five years. They have no fan so they won't suck up dust, are built to withstand drops from a meter and a half and can absorb power spikes typical of places with irregular electricity.
who believes such tinkering is itself a valuable lesson. "I think the kids can repair 95 percent of the laptops."
But no competitor approaches the XO in innovation. It is hard drive free, runs on the Linux operating system and stretches wireless networks with "mesh" technology that lets each computer in a village relay data to the others.
dew in this hilltop Andean village, where 50 primary school children got machines from the One Laptop Per Child project six months ago.
Peru made the single biggest order to date more than 272,000 machines in its quest to turn around a primary education system that the World Economic Forum recently ranked last among 131 countries surveyed. Uruguay was the No. 2 buyers of the laptops, inking a contract for 100,000.
In a backhanded tribute, One Laptop now faces homegrown competitors everywhere from Brazil to India and a full court press from Intel Corp.'s more power hungry Classmate.
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