Forewarning: This is not a “save a hundred dollars and only spend a couple of bucks” kind of deal. This is a “Spend some money but do good and get something cool” kind of deal.
By now you’ve probably heard about the One Laptop per Child Foundation, where your purchase of a specialty (low-power, rugged, child-geared) laptop also gets a second laptop donated to a child in a third-world country.
It’s a wonderful mission, and this year they’re selling them through Amazon. This isn’t the right thing for everyone—the XO laptops are severely limited in capability, compared to a conventional laptop—but the program is an admirable one and the laptops are getting great reviews for durability and basic functionality.
Worth checking out, if you haven’t already.