Monday, 21 November 2011

OLPC's World's Cheapest Computer

Behold a computer concept that could someday become the world’s cheapest computer. OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) founder and chairman Nicholas Negroponte showed us a glimpse of the future of this concept design known as XO-3 which is scheduled to be released in 2012.

It is a third installment to the series of XO’s released by the non profit organization. The price for this paper thin computer .An ultra cheap price of $75! well, I just do hope they reach their price goal this time.

The first version of XO called XO 1.0 which currently sells for $172 ($72 short of its original price goal) has already been distributed to more than 1.4 million children in 35 countries.
XO-3 features:
1. Highly durable waterproof plastic components.
2. Its thickness is 50% lesser than Apple’s iphone.
3. 8 gigahertz process that consumes less power.
4. Uses induction to wirelessly charge its battery through its rubber frame.
5. A finger holding ring “Loop” on the corner of the device for a steady hold.
6. An ultra low-power screens from start-up Pixel Qi with both reflective and LCD capabilities, created by former Negroponte disciple Mary Lou Jepsen.
7. A camera on the back.

If OLPC will live up to their promise, this computer concept will make every children’s dream to have a computer of their own come true. So what do you think is the future of this design?

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