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XO-3 concept design is here!

Update: thanks for all of the feedback on the design!  There has been some discussion about materials, and a few interesting pieces have passed around the office, but no new eye-candy is forthcoming for a while -- we're busy getting the 1.5 out the door. The XO-3: it's designed to be thin, sleek, and touch, while continuing to lower power, cost, and material waste.  We've been anticipating the new designs for a while, and now they've arrived!  As announced in Tuesday's  press release, after our upcoming releases of our 1.5 and 1.75 models next year, we are looking at the XO-3, a thin touchscreen tablet, for 2012.  Here are the latest images from the Fuse design team: xo3 1 xo3 2 xo3 3 xo3 4 xo3 5 xo3 6 xo3 7 xo3 8 xo3 9 xo3 10

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This One Got My Attention…the XO-3 « point a to point b (not verified) says: [...] and read more about the XO-3 on the Laptop.org blog (images courtesy of that site). January 3rd, 2010 | Tags: olpc, One-to-One, Tablet PC | Category: [...] January 3, 2010 at 8 am

Patricia Senn (not verified) says: I have an original XO from when you had the offer of "buy one to donate and get one to use, too".... a couple of years ago... we are all MAC users - are instructions available? If not, should I, can I, send it back to you? If you can put it to good use, I'd do that, Thanks... p.s. the pictures of the newer, sleeker one looks absolutely wonderful!!! January 3, 2010 at 9 am

chombee (not verified) says: I'm not sure that I like this design. It looks really slick, but maybe awkward to use. Look at the image where someone is writing an email (or something) using both hands to type on an onscreen keyboard. It looks like she has the XO-3 layed down flat on a desk. How comfortable can that possible be? Hunched over a completely flat keyboard (not tilted upwards, which is more ergonomic) and looking straight down at a screen (rather than straight ahead). I suppose it would probably be alright for writing a quick email, but do that for long and you're really gonna hurt your neck and back! Hunching over to use the tiny XO-1 is already an ergonomic nightmare, this XO-3 looks like it takes that to the next level. January 3, 2010 at 9 am

chombee (not verified) says: But the XO-3 mockup looks like the device is too big to be operated as you would use a smartphone, by holding it in front of your face with both hands and using your two thumbs to operate the keypad. January 3, 2010 at 9 am

chombee (not verified) says: It looks like to use it you'd always have to be doing what the user is doing in a couple of images, holding the thing up with one hand, or possibly holding it with a hand and additionally balancing it on a forearm, and then operating the interface one-handed. January 3, 2010 at 9 am

jean nusi (not verified) says: This is surely the most sophisticated version of the XO. How is it charged? Does it work with with a pen? As we are introducing the XO in cameroon, is there any hope for us to put this new version in our classrooms? Ist it possible for pedagogic advisers involved in the project to have a copy?
Thanks for OLPC for the wanderful ideas! January 3, 2010 at 10 am

The Strength of Weak Ties » Tablet Schmablet Redux (not verified) says: [...] appears to be new technologies emerging from Apple, OLPC, Dell, NotionInk , and yes, even Google.  There’s even the Mag+, which seems to be more [...] January 3, 2010 at 11 am

owonibi segun (not verified) says: The One Laptop per child is good,but children in my state lack the facility,oyo state,Nigeria.Please do something January 3, 2010 at 2 pm

Charles W Meyers (not verified) says: How can I get purchasing information on the new XO-3 model? January 3, 2010 at 2 pm

Kaye (not verified) says: How easy is this version to actually use? January 3, 2010 at 2 pm

Kaye (not verified) says: We were extremely frustrated by the first version! There were no other devices in our area, so none of the "neighborhood networking" features were usable. The fact that it is Linux based and no real materials came with it meant we couldn't add programs or even do much on the web with it (many online sites and games would not show or run on the device). Perhaps if one were a Linux programmer it would be possibel to do more, but we don't even understand how ot access the directory system.... January 3, 2010 at 2 pm

Kaye (not verified) says: So....how far has the current design come to enable someone who has (quite extensive) knowledge of the Windows environment to actually use the latest XO? January 3, 2010 at 2 pm

» OLPC – OS3 coming soon! better with blogs (not verified) says: [...] View the latest from One Laptop Per Child -  It's flat, and easy to haul around, takes photos, shows video and types us what you learned today with your laptop! Move over Apple and iPhone. [caption id="attachment_197" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="One Laptop Per Child - the latest version"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_198" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="View the world with your laptop"][/caption] [...] January 3, 2010 at 2 pm

Peter Forint (not verified) says: Science Fiction becomes science fact. What will they think of next!?! Nicholas Negroponte is a leader of amazing vision. I stumbled across his 1984 presentation when he predicted so many of the things we now take for granted. January 3, 2010 at 3 pm

Peter Forint (not verified) says: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/nicholas_negroponte_in_1984_makes_5_p... January 3, 2010 at 3 pm

Debbie Tudor (not verified) says: I participated last year in the G1G1
How do I continue to participate?
Thanks
Debbie January 3, 2010 at 8 pm

Karl Sprenger (not verified) says: Awesome, can they build them soon? January 3, 2010 at 8 pm

JT (not verified) says: Looks good, but I worry about the durability of the key ring, especially the hinge. And 2012 is a long product lead time. Why not foget the 1.5 and 1.75 and get the 3 out by the end of 2010. January 3, 2010 at 8 pm

john mazura (not verified) says: how can I get one for my child? January 3, 2010 at 9 pm

Interesting Reading #388 – Cheap batteries from paper, dolph (not verified) says: [...] XO-3 design concept is here – ”The XO-3: it’s designed to be thin, sleek, and touch, while continuing to lower power, cost, and material waste. We’ve been anticipating the new designs for a while, and now they’ve arrived! As announced in Tuesday’s press release, after our upcoming releases of our 1.5 and 1.75 models next year, we are looking at the XO-3, a thin touchscreen tablet. Here are the latest images from the Fuse design team…” [...] January 3, 2010 at 9 pm

Jessica Munoz (not verified) says: let me know when the G1G1 is... I'll be waiting. January 4, 2010 at 10 am

Angelo Di Mascio sr. (not verified) says: I think that the XO3 is ausome I would like to replace my XO that sent back to Amazon.com ,and never got any credit. January 4, 2010 at 11 am

Sandy Potter (not verified) says: I have tried and failed to make contact with your organisation. I have a sales/distribution model I wish to discuss. Please have someone call me. Many thanks for your help
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The XO-3…*drools* | Technology News for the Downtown School (not verified) says: [...] The XO-3 Concept Design addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fsmithdowntowntech.edublogs.org%2F2010%2F01%2F04%2Fthe-xo-3-drools%2F'; [...] January 4, 2010 at 2 pm

Suleman (not verified) says: Got your site from a friend and became interested.
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Cool Tool: OLPC XO-3 « edtech tools (not verified) says: [...] OLPC founder and chairman. “Because we are a non-profit, we hope that industry will copy us.” Check it out ▶ No Responses /* 0) { jQuery('#comments').show('', change_location()); [...] January 4, 2010 at 4 pm

Just Do It (やってみよう) » これは欲しい!タッチスクリーンPCの新ガジェット100ドル以下(はあと) (not verified) says: [...] One Laptop per Child – XO-3 concept design is here! [...] January 4, 2010 at 11 pm

farhana azim (not verified) says: The latest version is great ! Wish we could afford this as we give free training to girls in different areas of Pakistan ,through the Girl Guides Association. January 5, 2010 at 11 am

Suleman (not verified) says: Thanking in advance for sending the newsletters to mail box (sulemanshittu@yahoo.com} January 5, 2010 at 4 pm

Alice Ducharme (not verified) says: Sounds great, looks great BUT how easy will it be to change the battery? What about the heat factor? How hot will this laptop get? I have a tiny Archos video player that gets hot as hell when I'm running it, and the battery is hardwired in and when it fails, AS THEY ALL DO how do you replace a failed battery etc... January 6, 2010 at 11 am

GMLGeek (not verified) says: I sooooo very want one of these to experiment with in our library! January 6, 2010 at 12 pm

Zeeshan Dogar (not verified) says: If this design is to be believed, I do not see how they could produce at $100 per laptop. The hardware components required to assemble a cardboard thin laptop would be extrememly expensive. January 6, 2010 at 1 pm

Zeeshan Dogar (not verified) says: And I am assuming it is solar powered, because no one could afford battery power, or access to electric sockets in the Third World. If this thing works, I think its fantastic. January 6, 2010 at 1 pm

Colin (not verified) says: Please could somebody explain or help me to get hold of this product for South Africa !!! I have been trying for a year !!! January 7, 2010 at 6 am

Kamal Prasad (not verified) says: This looks great! However, I am concerned about the durability of this device. As thin as it is, I would imagine that it would snap in two (or damage components) if a child plops againts a wall with this in his or her backpack with uneven things inside it along with the XO-3. January 7, 2010 at 1 pm

Scott (not verified) says: That is one beautiful machine. January 7, 2010 at 10 pm

Scott (not verified) says: But it seems totally flimsy... not anywhere durable enough to stand up to the rigors of the life and handling of a a third world child. January 7, 2010 at 10 pm

Scott (not verified) says: How many times can it be dropped on a rock and still continue functioning (screen side down)?
How long does the battery last?
Can the battery be easily replaced each year?
Won't that cute little loop handle just snap off on the first day?
How long does the touch screen remain sensitive and reliable?
Is the screen scratch resistant?
How long does the flash memory last? January 7, 2010 at 10 pm

Scott (not verified) says: That thing is designed for middle-aged professionals in western economies. Maybe that's who you should sell it to to raise money for more practically engineered machines for actual third world schools. January 7, 2010 at 10 pm