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2007

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2015

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One Laptop Per Child XO Computer, 2007

This is a Computer. It was designed by Yves Béhar, Bret Recor and fuseproject. and manufactured by Quanta Computer Inc. and collaborator: Nicholas Negroponte. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is injection molded abs plastic and polycarbonate, printed rubber, liquid crystal display, electronic components; steel, copper wire (power plug). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

OLPC's XO Computer empowers children in underdeveloped areas to connect with one another and the global community to learn, play, and engage. The low-cost computer is bright, durable, and efficient, serving as a portable classroom where students can study and play individually or collaboratively using conscientiously designed content and software.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • "UBIQ" Computer Terminal
  • zinc alloy, polyurethane paint, plastic, electronic components.
  • Gift of Lexis-Nexis.
  • 1997-69-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 3.5 × 22.9 × 24.1 cm (1 3/8 in. × 9 in. × 9 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

One Laptop Per Child XO Computer, 2007; Designed by Yves Béhar, Bret Recor and fuseproject; injection molded abs plastic and polycarbonate, printed rubber, liquid crystal display, electronic components; steel, copper wire (power plug); H x W x D (closed): 3.5 × 22.9 × 24.1 cm (1 3/8 in. × 9 in. × 9 1/2 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-5-8-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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