'Marketplace' Report: A Laptop for Every Child Buy two laptops and donate the second one to a child in a poor country. The One Laptop per Child project has announced a new way to get North American consumers involved in sending computer overseas.
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'Marketplace' Report: A Laptop for Every Child

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'Marketplace' Report: A Laptop for Every Child

'Marketplace' Report: A Laptop for Every Child

'Marketplace' Report: A Laptop for Every Child

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Buy two laptops and donate the second one to a child in a poor country. The One Laptop per Child project has announced a new way to get U.S. consumers involved in sending computer overseas.

For a limited time, Americans can buy two XO laptops for $399. The catch is, buyers are required to give one to the project, which will give the computer to a child in a developing country. The hope is to show other governments the benefit of providing their children with laptop computers and encourage more Americans to support the initiative.

Marketplace's Steve Tripoli talks to Alex Cohen about the project.