PRIZEY Giveaway: XO Laptop by One Laptop Per Child

The XO is a revolutionary laptop designed for children in the developing world. With major leaps forward in energy efficiency, kid-friendly software and user interface design, screen visibility, durability, and adaptability to a wide range of kids' activities, the XO laptop is available in the U.S. exclusively through a two-week-long Give One Get One program, in which U.S. and Canadian citizens can pay $400 for two laptops, one sent to a child in the developing world, and the other to the donor. If you are interested in participating in this program, do it soon - the opportunity to purchase an XO laptop through this program ends for the forseeable future on November 26. (Update: This offer has been extended to Dec. 31!)

PRIZEY sister blog Z Recommends has contributed to the OLPC's Give One Get One campaign as part of its 2007 charitable giving initiative. ZRecs will receive the XO laptop, test and review it, and then give it away on PRIZEY. In addition, ZRecs will, if possible, be giving away the full year of free T-Mobile HotSpot access - a subscription which can be used with any and all laptops in the owner's possession.

You can find detailed information about the XO laptop here, or learn how to participate in the OLPC's Give One Get One Program here.

PRIZEY will be accept daily entries for the XO Laptop giveaway from November 20 through January 4. To enter, check the righthand sidebar of PRIZEY each day you'd like to send an entry, where we'll post a "magic word" to be used in that day's entry, as well as occasional chances for extra entries. Send us an email to prizey.laptop (at) gmail (dot) com with the word, and you'll be entered for that day.

The last entries will be accepted on January 4, 2008, and PRIZEY will then select a winner at random from all valid entries. Assuming that by that date ZRecs has received the XO laptop and had two weeks preparing a review, the laptop will be shipped to the winner the second week of January.

The fine print: PRIZEY is only able to ship this item to U.S. addresses. Entries sent to our regular blog email address will not be accepted; all entries must be sent to prizey.laptop (at) gmail (dot) com. One entry per household per day, please. Void where prohibited, and no purchase is necessary to enter. The laptop will be tested by Z Recommends for approximately two weeks before being shipped to the winner; no specific delivery date is available at this time.