Dialogue Box 3.1: Another fine Mesh...

Dialogue Box 3.1: Another fine Mesh...

Summary: To kick off series 3, Dialogue Box examines three low-power laptops and takes the OLPC XO into the field on a secret mission

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To kick off series 3, Dialogue Box examines three low-power laptops and takes the OLPC XO into the field on a secret mission.

Topic: After Hours

Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.

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  • mistitled

    I though you were going to compare the laptops, not tell us how the OLPC didn't mesh well
    joe@...
  • Links to reviews of the three laptops

    You might be interested in these reviews ZDNet UK has posted of the three laptops:
    <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39365953,00.htm">OLPC XO</a>
    <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39290527,00.htm">Intel Classmate</a>
    <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39290421,00.htm">Asus Eee</a>

    And here are photos of the three: <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39359143,00.htm">photo gallery</a>

    We're sorry that the video wasn't what you expected.
    Karen Friar