Today we announced our coming hardware lineup, the pending production of the XO 1.5, and published the first concept photos and timeline for the XO-3 tablet.Â Here’s the press release:
ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD DRIVES BREAKTHROUGH ADVANCES IN REVOLUTIONARY XO CHILDRENâ€™S LAPTOP Product Road Map to Deliver Unprecedented High Performance, Low Power Consumption and Design Innovation at Lower and Lower Cost
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 22, 2009 â€“ One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today its product road map to deliver robust laptop performance and innovative design for use in the most remote, poor and rural communities and at the lowest power and cost in the industry.
â€œThe first version of OLPCâ€™s child-centric laptop, the XO, is a revolution in low-cost, low-power computing. The XO has been distributed to more than 1.4 million children in 35 countries and in 25 languages,â€ said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child. â€œTo fulfill our mission of reaching 500 million children in all remote corners of the planet, OLPC will continue to innovate in design and performance. Because we are a non-profit, we hope that industry will copy us.â€
The new versions of the XO laptop will be as follows:
â€¢ XO 1.5 â€“ The XO 1.5 is the same industrial design as the XO 1.0. Based on a VIA processor (replacing AMD), it will provide 2x the speed, 4x DRAM memory and 4x FLASH memory. It will run both the Linux and Windows operating systems. XO 1.5 will be available in January 2010 at about $200 per unit. The actual price floats in accordance with spot markets, particularly for those of DRAM and FLASH.
â€¢ XO 1.75 â€“ The XO 1.75, to be available in early 2011, will be essentially the same industrial design but rubber-bumpered on the outside and in the inside will be an 8.9â€, touch-sensitive display. The XO 1.75 will be based on an ARM processor from Marvell that will enable 2x speed at 1/4 the power and is targeted at $150 or less. This ARM-based system will complement the x86-based XO 1.75, which will remain in production, giving deployments a choice of processor platform.”
â€¢ XO 3.0 â€“ The XO 3.0 is a totally different approach, to be available in 2012 and at a target price well below $100. It will feature a new design using a single sheet of flexible plastic and will be unbreakable and without holes in it. The XO 3.0 will leapfrog the previously announced (May 2008) XO 2.0, a two-page approach that will not be continued. The inner workings of 3.0 will come from the more modest 1.75.
Let us know what you think!
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purchased on e bay for grandchild unit looks great but no instructions HELP . bob iverson
I have a handicapped son, mentally about 3 1/2 years old, who is using my iPad 2 each day and just loves it. He drools a lot and it is the only device he can use but the rest of the family wants to use it also. He has already ruined several PC keyboards and a few laptops. Your solution, either the XO or the XO-3 would be great for his use. I know you are not offering the purchase one give one option anymore but I would like to know how I can get one for him. I would gladly buy one/give one as it is a real issue in the world and I believe in your mission completely.
I would like information on how to purchase the xo 3.
This tablet running Android would be perfect for providing internet access for SENIORS and DISABLED PEOPLE, who are a growing segment of America’s poor and disadvantaged.
I’m sure it could run a web browser and Google Docs, Google Mail and can take the place of a PC in most homes.
If its got enough performance to run a web browser and Hulu it can take the place of a television in most homes.
Data storage can take place on the cloud.
I have heard that its running Squeak! Smalltalk. If it IS then I could program apps for it.
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Happy New Year.
We would like to buy two and give two of the XO-3 tablets. How can we do this? Will there be an email announcement, and if so, where can we sign up?
Thank you for your wonderful, brilliant work.
That program is not currently available for the tablets (which don’t go into production until the end of 2012). Check back here towards the end of the summer to see if that has changed.
I would also like this one, but i think its a shame they stoped the xo-2 project i would realy liked to have one of those
can I pre-order two XO-3 please?
I am mad for this XO-3, just wanna buy it …….. it looks so damn good
when is it coming out?
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cant wait for this product to hit the shelves so i can test it. o ya i think my 3 year old will like it too. this is looking like it will be a great product for the little ones and im so glad that it is going to be running open source. keep up the good work folks cant wait to see this product it is going to far suppress any other electronic learning tool that is out there right now.
can I buy a XO3 or XOXO in Switzerland or order one? Where? Price?
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I am interested in how it is powered, is it battery operated? solar?
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The bigger the better! A laptop-sized tablet is like a child’s own desk. Therefore it is easier for children to use.
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Will the XO-3 screen be 8.9″ as the previous versions?
Are the XO 1.5 available yet? How do you order/sponsor a set?
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This is wonderful! We are a nonprofit organization, El Salvador. We work with children. We have programs in order to erradicate child labor, promoting education. I would like to know more about this proyect.
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I’ve seen this project back in ’07 and was really impressed back then, back when it was dubbed the $100 laptop name, though that goal may not have been met these mark ups look amazing! This will give great opportunity to needy kids; I believe it’s a good thing that companies are targeting ports towards these machine but we should not ship these machine with those systems due to their marketing schemes. I can’t wait to see this model shipped to other nations, I feel more strongly about this than anything and will definitely donate a few, and of course I’ll learn the sugar toolkit to help with development =)
AMD and VIA are the two companies I’d expect to be a part of this. You don’t see Intel getting in on this. Goes to show that some companies are made of better stuff than others.
will it be offered like the previous promo of buy two ….one for a child and the purchasers gets one
I bought one XO last year for my grandkids but neither on of us can figure out how to teach the little ones! can we find someone to show us how to use this unit ? Dan
This is possibly the most user unfriendly site on the web, mainly because the colours used make legibility nearly zero for all excepy young eyes.
This is the WIN for 2010.. now for the performance tests!
when is the XO3 available to buy?
thx for all your universal, moral commercialism,
I participated in G1G1 and thought it was terrific. Where do I pre register for your new concept tablet?
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