nothunderous wrote:See now, the thing is, its not meant to be taken apart...its not meant to be the most durable and reliable machine on the planet...and its most certainly not meant to be used by 2-5 year olds. They can't even color inside the lines at that age. These are, as stated on the website, mean.t to spur thought, ideas and creative thinking - to see what sorts of things the younger generation can come up with after being exposed to technology in countries and societies wwhere they otherwise wouldn't have access to work with technology.on a regular basis. In no way are they meant for the kids who seem to be receiving them based on the people in this thread. I mean come on...what 2-3 year old needs a laptop? give them a good kids book ar coloring/painting set to be creative with...they don't need access to a pc until 6 or 7 years old, IMO.
Not to negate that there do seem to be problemş here...but if all these probs, or at least most of them, are because of an extreemly young kid, then I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for OLPC to make a recall.
You should really read the response I posted about the "machines are meant to be taken apart" so apparently, you supposition isn't really on the mark. As for the rest of your points, what was the "intended" age of users? Last I checked the pictures show some pretty young kids on the homepage. I don't think the "intention" was any age range, but to send these to a place where they may be treated a little more roughly in a state of being so easily broken, really doesn't make a lot of sense.
Oh, this is from the http://www.laptop.org/en/laptop/hardware/
"The result is a unique harmony of form and function; a flexible, ultra-low-cost, power-efficient, responsive, and durable machine..."
As to the robustness of these laptops, perhaps the "certification" page might offer some light here:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hardware_Test ... ss_Testing
They claimed it was more robust than other toughbooks.
Really? So, the keys peel off of those as well?
Maybe a little truth in advertising would have been a good thing.