OLPC XO-3 is the a tablet PC designed by OLPC in 2012. It is first announced on CES 2012. The XO-3's new design features an all plastic tablet screen which is semi-flexible and extremely durable, the display can be optimized in both transmissive and reflective modes for indoor and outdoor lighting conditions. The XO-3 supports many use scenarios to fulfill kids’ learning needs: from horizontal book mode to portrait reading mode to multi-touch--so many hands can play and learn together on the same screen--to a full-touch keyboard and a back facing camera. Read more from the full press release or download the high resolution pictures from Flickr.
Design factor was a priority from the start: the laptop could not be big, heavy, fragile, ugly, dangerous, or dull. Another imperative was visual distinction. In part, the goal is to strongly appeal to XO's intended users, but the machine's distinctive appearance is also meant to discourage gray-market traffic. There is no mistaking what it is and for whom it is intended.
XO is about the size of a textbook and lighter than a lunchbox. Thanks to its flexible design and “transformer” hinge, the laptop easily assumes any of several configurations: standard laptop use, e-book reading, and gaming.
The laptop has rounded edges. The integrated handle is kid-sized, as is the sealed, rubber-membrane keyboard. The novel, dual-mode, extra-wide touchpad supports pointing, as well as drawing and writing.
XO is fully compliant with the European Union's RoHS Directive. It contains no hazardous materials. Its LiFePO4 or NiMH batteries contain no toxic heavy metals, plus it features enhanced battery management for an extended recharge-cycle lifetime. It will also tolerate alternate power-charging sources, such as car batteries. Children may also have a second battery for group charging at school while they are using their laptop in class.
Experience shows that laptop components most likely to fail are the hard drive and internal connectors. Therefore, XO has no hard drive to crash and only two internal cables. For added robustness, the machine's plastic walls are 2mm thick, as opposed to the standard 1.3mm. Its wireless antennas, which far outperform the typical laptop, double as external covers for the USB ports, which are protected internally as well. The display is also cushioned by internal “bumpers.”
The estimated product lifetime is at least five years. To help ensure such durability, the machines are being subjected to factory testing to destruction, as well as field testing by children.
|CPU||0.443 GHz x86-compatible processor with 64KB each L1 I and D cache; at least 128KB L2 cache; AMD Geode LXfirstname.lastname@example.orgW (datasheet)|
|RAM||0.5 or 1 GB|
|Storage||4 to 16 GB and microSD slot|
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0|
|Display|| 1024 x 768 px|
8” 4:3 transmissive or dual-mode TFT display
|Size||194mm × 160mm × 13.3mm|
|Weight||500 g (1 lb)|
|Battery Life|| 2 cell LiFePO4|
Up to 20 hours
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News and Rumors
- January 06, 2012 - OLPC XO-3 Tablet To Be Shown At CES 2012.