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African Researchers Rank Asus Eee Over Olpc's Xo


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Though the XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project is aimed directly at children in developing nations, research by African universities and Computer Aid International ranks the Asus Eee PC netbook as a better choice for emerging economies — at least, on the African continent. Research teams in Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe studied five PCs and analyzed which one was best-equipped for use in developing countries. They were ranked, in order: the Asus Eee; the Intel Classmate; OLPC's XO laptop; the Inveneo Computing Station; and Ncomputing's X300.

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