Tuesday, May 20th 2008

A Look at the Next Generation of OLPC XO Laptops

This morning in Cambridge, Mass., at OLPC’s Global Country Workshop, OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte announced the second generation of OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO laptops. Negroponte didn’t share many details about the XO 2.0’s hardware, but from the quick press coverage we can learn that the XO 2.0 will be half the size of the original machine, and will boast one-of-a-kind flip design with two touch sensitive displays. “The next generation laptop should be a book,” Negroponte said. The design will provide a right and left page in vertical format, a hinged laptop in horizontal format, and a flat, two-screen continuous surface for use in tablet mode. “Younger children will be able to use simple keyboards to get going, and older children will be able to switch between keyboards customized for applications as well as for multiple languages,” the press release reads. The XO 2.0 is scheduled to be released in 2010 with a price tag of $75, but this sounds a bit unrealistic at this point, after all we are still in 2008.

Source: LAPTOP Magazine, Engadget
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13 Comments on A Look at the Next Generation of OLPC XO Laptops

#1
ktr
$75 bucks! Really doubt it. They cannot make there current model for $100.
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Adeel_ssj4
If its that cheap i might import one from the US, touch screen tablet! Yes please!
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#3
das müffin mann
well if since the release date is 2 yrs off ill give them the benefit of the doubt right now(though i doubt it will be $75) but if it is i sure as hell will buy one
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mullered07
by: ktr
$75 bucks! Really doubt it. They cannot make there current model for $100.
found this!!!

who the hell would buy this for £389 ($800) :eek::shadedshu i swear this ass should be banned or bitchslapped or both in no specific order
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farlex85
by: mullered07
found this!!!

who the hell would buy this for £389 ($800) :eek::shadedshu i swear this ass should be banned or bitchslapped or both in no specific order
lol, thats just savvy business taking advantage of the uninformed. Nothing new.
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#6
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
$75 is way too cheap. This is just more BS.
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#7
newbielives
A Nintendo DS cost more than 75$
Agreed, I highly doubt the price is accurate
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#8
panchoman
Sold my stars!
and watch the price of that double -_-
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#9
ktr
by: mullered07
found this!!!

who the hell would buy this for £389 ($800) :eek::shadedshu i swear this ass should be banned or bitchslapped or both in no specific order
Well I know that the current OLPC, at the moment cost, about $190 dollars to manufacture. NO where near close to $100.
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#10
Conti027
maybe if we are using nano tech and everything is cheaper i could believe it.
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#11
Triprift
Ill believe that one when i see it.
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#12
Error 404
They really need to work on the looks: From the outside, it looks like some kind of bath-time chew-resistant green playbook.
But other than that, I'd get one!
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#13
InfDamarvel
Id get 2 of them just because it looks like pong would be crazy.
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