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The most interesting new feature is the two 16:9-ratio touchscreens, one of which can be used as a touch-sensitive keyboard. ZDNet's John Morris compares it to a cross between an Apple iPhone and an oversized Nintendo DS. OLPC will market it as a feature packed e-book reader capable of holding up to 500 books.
The first generation XO laptop started off with a bang--but sales have fallen below expectations.
Nicholas Negroponte, leader of the OLPC project, wants the new laptop to be half the size and weight of its predecessor.
ZDNet's Christopher Dawson wonders if the XO-2 could be vaporware.