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2019-06-20

Infinity laptop

The OLPC Infinity laptop is available now. It is a new foldable design, larger display, faster processor and wireless, built-in touchscreen and carry handle, with the same great learning software; Sugar on Ubuntu 18.04. Selected by One Education in Australia. See our 2019 catalog.

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NL3 laptop

The OLPC NL3 laptop was manufactured in 2016 using an Intel N2940 quad core CPU, and a 32 GB solid state disk. It included Sugar on Ubuntu 16.04, or the Endless OS. See our specifications.

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XO laptop

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A real world laptop for real world change. The XO Laptop was designed collaboratively by experts from academia and industry to combine innovations in technology and learning. We considered the need to weather extreme environmental conditions such as high heat and humidity, and to support easy field repair by children and local language support. As a result, the XO Laptop is durable, functional, energy-efficient, responsive, and fun.

The latest model of the XO Laptop was the XO-4. Key differences from the original XO-1: the new model was 4x faster and came with 1GB or 2 GB of RAM and up to 16GB of internal solid-state storage. It had a more responsive keyboard and touchpad, and offered the option of mechanical keyboards. And like many tablet computers, the XO Laptop Touch used an ARM processor to significantly reduce power consumption.

The XO-4 was also available with a touchscreen. It was a unique, easy-to-repair touchscreen that did not compromise the readability of the XO's sunlight-readable display. 5 GHz Wifi support as well as Bluetooth were added.

David Pogue demonstrates the features of the original XO-1

The XO Laptop was about the size of a textbook and lighter than a lunchbox. Thanks to its flexible design and “transformer” hinge, the laptop easily assumed any of several configurations: standard laptop use, e-book reading, and gaming.
It had rounded edges, an integrated kid-sized handle, and (in most cases) a sealed, rubber-membrane keyboard.
Design was a priority from the start: the laptop could not be big, heavy, fragile, dull, or dangerous. The distinctive appearance both appeals to the intended users and discourages gray-market traffic. There is no mistaking what it is and for whom it is intended.

The XO Laptop was also designed for constant connectivity. A few children working together under a tree can connect to each other without any other hardware, and a class full of students can share collaborative activities with one another and see what their classmates are doing.

The XO Laptop is compliant with the European Union's RoHS Directive, containing no hazardous materials. 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.

The XO Laptop had no hard drive to crash and only two internal cables. For added robustness, the machine's plastic walls were 2mm thick, as opposed to the standard 1.3mm. Its wireless antennas, which far outperform the typical laptop, doubled as external covers for the USB ports, which were protected internally as well. The display was also cushioned by internal bumpers.

The estimated product lifetime was at least four years. To help ensure such durability, the machines were being subjected to factory testing to destruction, as well as field testing by children. Actual product lifetimes of over ten years were observed.