Sunday, January 9, 2011

OLPC XO-1.75 goes ARM, price drops to $188

OLPC XO-1.75 goes ARM, price drops to $188:
"The XO-1.75, with its 8.9-inch touchscreen, will start shipping in the second quarter of this year to countries around the world trying to bring schoolchildren into the computer age. It looks the same as the existing 1.5 and 1.0 machines; it has the same Pixel Qi display, Flash storage, and keyboard (actually, there are 2 keyboard options) The only difference is that it replaced the x86 CPU with a Marvell Armada running at 1GHZ."
I'd like to see a generator crank (or solar) option available for all e-readers in the future. Low power CPUs can make this a handy option.