[Clug-tech] OLPC - Sadness
gustin at echostar.ca
Mon Feb 4 21:05:24 PST 2008
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Odd, I know of people who have theirs and are happy with it. Having
played with it side by side with an EeePc, I can say that they are very
different devices with very different purposes. I like the eeePC mostly
because it is a pretty fast machine in a small form factor with a
standard x86 architecture. The OLPC is a different beast. They each
have their strong and weak points. The rotating screen with a high
contrast outdoor readable mode is very nice, especially for ebook reading.
andrew at a2-technologies.com wrote:
| Given the price of an EEE PC and their level of organization.... I'll be
| asking them to cancel my order and refund my money tomorrow.
| I doubt they'll do it... but I'm going to try. Did anyone notice their
| warranty? If you ordered one, even thought you haven't got it yet, your
| warranty period has passsed and is over.
| I thought that what I was ordering was a good thing, but I haven't any
| more patience for this.
| Thanks for the info John.
|> I know some others in CLUG have ordered OLPCs. Hopefully you've had a
|> better experience than I have. I haven't received mine yet and my kids
|> keep asking about them - after all they were supposed to be Christmas
|> Just to save anyone else a 30min wait on the OLPC voice mail system...
|> It doesn't look like they'll be coming until at least March. I just
|> spoke with a rep and they were not expecting the shipment that mine will
|> be drawn from until 'sometime in March'. Add in time for pulling the
|> units and shipping them to Canada and I now don't expect them to show up
|> before April. Needless to say I've got two pretty disappointed kids:(
|> For comparison with others that have ordered OLPCs, here's my timeline:
|> 14-Nov-2007: Initial order for 2 OLPC laptops on Nov 14th.
|> 26-Nov-2007: OLPC summarily cancelled the order 'at my request' .
|> 26-Nov-2007: Email them to find out what is going on - why was my order
|> 28-Nov-2007: OLPC responds that 'There was an error on your order' - the
|> error was never specified.
|> 03-Dec-2007: Re-order, pay via PayPal, call OLPC to get my original
|> priority sequence.
|> 04-Feb-2008: Call OLPC and enquire about shipping dates - Inventory
|> won't arrive in warehouse until March.
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