First OLPC prototype units built and shipped

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has received its first 10 laptops from Quanta, its manufacturing partner in Taiwan, according to OLPC News.

OLPC laptop
Credit: OLPC Wiki
The Quanta prototype laptop.

Pictures were also available on the news Web site. The OLPC project is still in a beta stage, as the first 10 "B1" laptops were hand assembled prior to a larger 900-laptop run, according to the OLPC Wiki.

It's not clear how many color options will be available for the OLPC devices, but maybe green is the new black or gray in laptop design. The B1 laptops run Linux and come with AMD's Geode processor, 128MB of memory and 500MB of flash memory for storage.

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