XO Tablet Innovation: 2 Year Tablet Accidental Protection Plan


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Right after you buy a $150 XO Tablet on Amazon, you are asked if you'd like to buy a SquareTrade 2-Year Tablet Accident Protection Plan. Regardless if you buy it or not, that little offer is an amazing innovation for One Laptop Per Child.

When Nicholas Negroponte was asked about support and maintenance for the XO Laptop back in 2006, his famous quip was that "children would do it" - maintain the XO Laptop all by themselves. While that may be possible in theory, the reality was upwards of 20% failure rates and closets full of broken XO Laptops.

Now, with the SquareTrade warranty, you don't need to worry about leftover screws after a drunken XO repair - just drop the XO Tablet in the mail and it will magically reappear a few days later just like brand new.

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The SquareTrade warranty covers all manner of accidents, even running over the XO Tablet:

  • 2-year coverage from date of purchase for drops, spills, and hardware failures
  • XO Tablet fixed or receive full replacement cost in 5 days or less - guaranteed
  • Free 2-way shipping for repairs
  • 100% parts and labor covered with no deductibles
  • Fully transferable to new owners.
  • Worldwide coverage, just submit a repair receipt
  • Cancel anytime and a full refund in first 30 days.

Oh, and if you are wondering how good the warranty support is, just check out its amazing rating on Amazon. I wish I had marks that good with my work!

PS: Check out the unboxing and usage pictures here. We'll be posting thoughts and observations on the XO Tablet all week. Drop us a line if you'd like to write your own post on your thoughts about the XO Tablet - we always publish everyone's opinions.


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Why does WalMart site say that it cannot be
returned by mail due to special battery ? Does Square Deal know what they are getting into ? :)

I think the lesson there is not to buy XO Tablets (or anything else) from Walmart

It isn't Walmart, it is the USPS. They do not permit mailing anything with lithium batteries. Just use UPS.

Oh-Oh! My XO Tablet will arrive today... and I really do want to be able to review it and pass it on to my grand daughter in December when she turns 3, but....

Amazon is now selling the Kindle Fire for just $159... only $10 more than the XO tablet! Now, what to do? I would love a tablet and, I have seen and like the Fire. I know someone who had theirs "die" on them rather quickly so I don't know how reliable it is.

I already have too many computers... will it soon be too many tablets?

Kindle doesn't come with 160 educational apps and it looks just like who it's for: adults. Buy the Kindle for yourself. The 3 year old will like the XO more.

And I say that as a father of a 2 and 4 year old who have access to but don't care for a Kindle - they can't read.

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