Gallery: OLPC 3.0 - under $100 laptop

Gallery: OLPC 3.0 - under $100 laptop

Summary: One Laptop per Child (OLPC) outlined its future roadmap, including plans for the XO 3.0, a device "well below $100" that utilizes a design that mimics a piece of paper.

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  • One Laptop per Child (OLPC) outlined its future roadmap, including plans for the XO 3.0, a device "well below $100" that utilizes a design that mimics a piece of paper. The aim of the XO 3.0 is to leapfrog previous generations. Read more about the XO 3.0.

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  • I thought these were supposed to be ruggedized?

    I see no indication that they would sustain dust and drops. Likewise, I fail to see how this can be built for less than $100, when the XO 2.0 still has yet to materialize in anything except a few doctored Photoshop pics.

    I'll consider this forever-vapourware, along with the XO 2.0, and the next Duke Nukem game.
    Joe_Raby
  • I want one

    although it's still the software that makes it amazing.
    Htalk
  • RE: XO 3.0 (Gallery: OLPC 3.0 - under $100 laptop)

    While a great idea, there is no way this will be under $100. Under $1000 maybe.
    waynehom
  • Apps & Ports?

    I'll check on the OLPC site but it didn't appear
    to have any ports. While the reader is fine I wanted to see more besides checkers that would show it's use for education. The reader function will be essential.
    It probably has a wireless modem too so that may substitute for ports. Using a central signal source can allow the exchange of information.
    I was wondering about the ability to print but I can see much functionality going paperless and that reduces logistics requirements.
    I hope this becomes successful and not for others to sponge off but for the intended purpose.
    donnydo77@...
    • ports are more useful than sleek design

      "While the reader is fine I wanted to see more besides checkers that would show it's use for education"

      I completely agree.
      Read up on e.g. the "Measure Activity":
      [u]http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4197[/u]

      [u]http://www.olpcnews.com/software/applications/oscilloscope_children_learning.html[/u]
      dontfear