The program will start on November 12 and will last for only two weeks. At present time only USA or Canada residents can participate. The price for two such machines is $399.

Give 1 Get 1 presents a terrific opportunity for the public to help eliminate poverty and make the world a better place by inoculating children against ignorance,” said OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte. “Additionally, Give 1 Get 1 is a means to trigger greater interest and commitment from governments of developing nations, as well as those of wealthier ones who wish to help the poorest and most remote children.”

Given its purpose, the Laptop has several special features, including:
– Rugged design and sealed case to make it water- and shock-resistant
– High-resolution screen that can be read in direct sunlight, as well as indoors in the dark
Lower power consumption using only 5-10 percent of the average wattage of a normal laptop
Can be powered by solar energy and human energy with pull cords and hand cranks
Mesh (peer-to-peer) network that turns each XO into a full-time router connecting each laptop and allowing for easy Internet access
No moving parts, except for rabbit ears (for the mesh network) and the hinge
Runs on free, open source software
Contains no lead, mercury, cadmium or PVC