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XO roadmap updates: XO 1.5, 1.75, and 3

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.  Here's the press release:
ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD DRIVES BREAKTHROUGH ADVANCES IN REVOLUTIONARY XO CHILDREN’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 – 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. “The first version of OLPC’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,” said Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of One Laptop per Child. “To 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.” The new versions of the XO laptop will be as follows: • XO 1.5 – 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. • XO 1.75 – 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 8.9”, 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." • XO 3.0 – 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.
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XO-3 Concept Designs are Here! | One Laptop per Child (not verified) says: [...] been anticipating the new designs for a while, and now they’ve arrived!  As announced in Tuesday’s  press release, the XO-3 design is a thin touchscreen tablet.  Here are the latest images from the Fuse design [...] December 25, 2009 at 2 pm

Peter Erskine (not verified) says: I participated in G1G1 and thought it was terrific. Where do I pre register for your new concept tablet? January 1, 2010 at 12 pm

rolf neumann (not verified) says: hello, January 1, 2010 at 12 pm

rolf neumann (not verified) says: when is the XO3 available to buy?
can't wait,
thx for all your universal, moral commercialism,
rolf January 1, 2010 at 12 pm

compughter (not verified) says: This is the WIN for 2010.. now for the performance tests! January 1, 2010 at 12 pm

Sidney Holt (not verified) says: 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. January 1, 2010 at 3 pm

Dan Happoldt (not verified) says: 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 January 1, 2010 at 3 pm

d.dilworth (not verified) says: will it be offered like the previous promo of buy two ....one for a child and the purchasers gets one January 2, 2010 at 4 am

April (not verified) says: 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. January 6, 2010 at 2 am

Eric (not verified) says: 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 =) January 8, 2010 at 4 pm

konzeptblog » OLPC - quo vadis? (not verified) says: [...] sind sie (wieder mal) eher mit ihren Hardware-Entwürfen in den Schlagzeilen. Derzeit macht der XO-3 (Abb. rechts) die Runde. Wenn ich es recht sehe, ist das eher eine Design-Studie denn ein konkret [...] January 11, 2010 at 9 am

Flavia Chevez (not verified) says: 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. January 28, 2010 at 9 am

New Versions of XO Laptop by OLPC « ICT & Entreprenuership C (not verified) says: [...] provide low cost, connected, educational laptop to each child in the world, recently announced its product road map regarding new versions of their XO laptop with enhanced performance, lower power requirements and [...] February 1, 2010 at 4 am

anne Sutemeier (not verified) says: Are the XO 1.5 available yet? How do you order/sponsor a set? March 13, 2010 at 2 pm

VG (not verified) says: Will the XO-3 screen be 8.9" as the previous versions? March 17, 2010 at 8 am

OLPC Foundation to Launch $100 Student Tablet - Techland - T (not verified) says: [...] announced last year for a scheduled launch in 2012, the XO 3.0 tablet project looks like it'll make it to market much [...] May 27, 2010 at 10 am

Jason (not verified) says: The bigger the better! A laptop-sized tablet is like a child's own desk. Therefore it is easier for children to use. May 29, 2010 at 10 pm

Squeak running on iPad « The Weekly Squeak (not verified) says: [...] work will help the Etoys team prepare their application for the next machine from OLPC, the XO-3, which will also be a touch device. The new version of the Sugar OS for the new device is still [...] June 17, 2010 at 4 pm