Designer Yves Behar has just unveiled the latest vision for the XO laptop and, while the current laptop has yet to hit that all-important hundred dollar price point, this one will apparently cost $75. Did I mention it's a criminally pretty too? Because it is.
According to Engadget, the tablet sports an 8.5 x 11-inch touchscreen, a camera, Pre-style induction charging and an "8 gigaherz [sic]" (800MHz?) processor. OLPC is expected to launch this iteration of the XO laptop in 2012 but what's happening in the two years between the XO laptop we have today and this half-as-thick-as-an-iPhone XO-3?
According to Nicholas Negroponte, the OLPC Foundation plans to release two more models before the XO-3. Interestingly, the company has no plans for an XO-2. In January they'll be launching the XO-1.5. An upgraded version of the current model, the XO-1.5 will swap a VIA CPU for the current AMD one, and will double the speed as well as quadruple both the DRAM and Flash memory of the current version. The XO-1.5 will cost around $200. Early in 2011 OLPC will launch the XO-1.75 which will sport rubber bumpers on the outer casing, an 8.9-inch touchscreen display inside, and a Marvell ARM processor which will enable two times the speed at a quarter of the power usage
It's going to be a busy new year for OLPC!
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