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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


One Laptop Per Child — Adiaha (not verified) says: [...] XO-3! OMG! Isn’t incredible! I can not wait to get one! I do hope they bring back the Get One Give [...] January 1, 2010 at 3 pm

Dr. Jason (not verified) says: What a wonderful concept. We could use something like that down here in Central America for rural physicians? Paper medical records don't stand a chance in this climate. January 1, 2010 at 3 pm

Dr. Jason (not verified) says: What do you say? One Laptop per Physician??? January 1, 2010 at 3 pm

Robert gomez (not verified) says: Fabuloza si y hacemos maravilla con las 1.0 que dira con la 3.0 aqui en uruguay siempre olpc es visionaria pudiendo llevarnos de lo mejor para nuestros niños.
Rivera uruguay January 1, 2010 at 5 pm

Steve Holden (not verified) says: sj: This is a tremendous design concept. How close to an actual product is it, and how fluid is the likely pricing (we've seen promises of $100 laptops before, remember). Surely inductive charging would imply an infrastructure whose presence the intended user base cannot rely on (or at least a separate charging unit that might have the same weaknesses that you are trying to design out of the XO-3)? What steps are you taking to ensure that the machine's widespread availability will not be compromised by that requirement? Good luck with the project. January 1, 2010 at 6 pm

Anthony Negbenebor (not verified) says: Please reserve me some XO3s. Excellent design.
anthony January 1, 2010 at 6 pm

O chestie faină . « B 612 (not verified) says: [...] chestie faină . 2 ianuarie 2010 kekee Lăsați un comentariu Mergi la comentarii. Categories: diverse Comentarii (0) Trackbacks (0) Lăsați un comentariu [...] January 1, 2010 at 7 pm

Diallo Iam (not verified) says: I am interested in how to acquire one XO-3 myself to have a close look at this machine. January 1, 2010 at 7 pm

Diallo Iam (not verified) says: Please tell me how? January 1, 2010 at 7 pm

Diallo Iam (not verified) says: Happy New Year to you, Diallo Iam. January 1, 2010 at 7 pm

Diallo Iam (not verified) says: How to get one XO-3? January 1, 2010 at 7 pm

Brian fredericks (not verified) says: where do i buy mine. I love this design it almost looks unreal. we are so use to having the bulky designs. you don't even see designs like this on the commercial market. January 1, 2010 at 10 pm

NeoAmsterdam (not verified) says: Nice concept art, but it seems to lack the practical design that the current XO-1 has. Somehow, I can't envision field repars being easy - doubly so if there are no ports (USB, RJ-45, serial, etc.), no "cheat keys" to hold down, and no local tech guru to help out. January 1, 2010 at 11 pm

NeoAmsterdam (not verified) says: Detractors aside, it's good to see that OLPC isn't dead - it's years ahead of its time. If imitation is the highest form of compliment, then Asus and Apple will continue to kowtow (read: steal) for years to come (and they'll still fall short of matching the XO). January 1, 2010 at 11 pm

Conecuh Software — OLPC – XO-3 concept design is cool (not verified) says: [...] Fuse design team is doing a great job with the XO-3 design. The images look great, and the price point (sub $100) is awesome. The timeline says the XO-3 will [...] January 2, 2010 at 12 am

victoria (not verified) says: Love this design, when is this item going to be for sale, and i am sure that you mean well and that this is a good project, but have you ever thought of the children in the usa that don't have laptops and how this could intrest and advance them?It would be nice to have this kind of thing for the children that can not afford them here.Thanks V bowers January 2, 2010 at 1 am

Kirsten Miles (not verified) says: This is such a wonderful expansion of technology, cannot wait to see them distributed! January 2, 2010 at 3 am

Anil (not verified) says: WoW.... The XO 3 seems to be an amazing machine. Its cool and wonderful.Can’t wait to get one. its going to be biggggggggggggg hittttttttttttttt when its lanuched. I can't wait to lay my hands on it. What are the dates???? January 2, 2010 at 6 am

Dagmawi (not verified) says: Tnx for the new concept design OX-3
I have seen some gap on the ergonomics aspect of the OX-2. I.e I was not confortable when opening and closing OX specially at the interfacing point of the top and bottom part. But now i think this concept fulfill the requirment January 2, 2010 at 6 am

Augusto Schwartz (not verified) says: É muito bom ver iniciativaas como esta! Se nossos governos investirem mais atenção neste tipo de educação e inclusão nossa sociedade com certeza poderá ostentar com mais vigor a bandeira de nosso povo!
Espero que o MEC/FNDE esteja atento às transformações que estão ocorrendo no mundo e motive nossos esducadores à inserir-se no mundo tecnológico e avance a visão de uma educação integradora, atualizada e potencializadora! January 2, 2010 at 8 am

Bill Parker (not verified) says: Looks like a really cool concept. Our kids really enjoyed the first version, but want one of these now. Is there anything Julie or I can do to help with the execution of the XO-3? Maybe a holographic screen for displaying 3D? We also specialize in all manner of planar microstructures including diffractive optics, brightness enhancement optics, light recycling and flat format imagers (fly's eye lens). Back when E Ink was starting we built their first test displays, and we have more sophisticated capabilities now. Please give our regards to Nick Negroponte. Bill and Julie Parker SM Vis S '87,'89 January 2, 2010 at 10 am

parepalli venkateswararao (not verified) says: it wery fine.. i want it.. how much cost.. pl send details my mail January 2, 2010 at 10 am

Rony Joseph (not verified) says: The design of the XO3 seems excellent. I like the fact that they are lowering the power consumption even more. However I hope that folks who bought the original one will continue to be supported. I also hope that they will work on the issues with the original one. Mine does not connect to wifi and it also does not download anything from You tube.
To be honest, I have not also checked to see if I need to upgrade the operating system.
The original XO also has problems with the pointing device having a mind of its own after some use and the battery life is also an issue. January 2, 2010 at 11 am

It Is Decidely So at (not verified) says: [...] want synched e-readers with color screens and robust tablet features for annotation and audio/visual mark-up, and I want them licensed to download the latest young [...] January 2, 2010 at 11 am

coldsea (not verified) says: My job is outdoors, on and around the sea. Am using the XO-1 with Teapot's Ubuntu installed for reports, but the XO-1 is "fragile" compared to my mobile phone which is the Sonim XP3 (before getting the Sonim I destroyed 7 mobile phones is 15 months), this mobile phone will work after being 1 meter underwater for a hour. Check out the flap they used to cover the recharge port. The XO-3 would be a much better fit for my needs, as it would be much more "robust" than the XO-1 in my work environment, but, and it is a big but, will it be available to the general public at all? I realise that the OLPC program is in the first place focused on education and the kids, but it is very useful in situations where a normal laptop/netbook just won't survive. January 2, 2010 at 12 pm

Catherine Byrd (not verified) says: WOW!!!! I am impressed and excited! This could be something I could use in my shows. Much easier to carry than Nicholas's lap top. Also I think it may just fit my kid like ways. You should send me one to test it's durability. I am a bit rough on such things. Also am very good at messing up programs. If it can stand up to me, you definatly have a winner. January 2, 2010 at 12 pm

Siegfried Ohene-Sidza (not verified) says: The past year was such an experience for the OLPCorps Ghana team, since the teams made a tremendous input in the academic performance of the children in our
country. We are hoping this year and the previous years to come will be a success. As a Corp intern, I believe that the XO-3 design will be the tool to address more problems that our continent (Africa) is facing among the children in their studies in the schools and outside the schools. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

wom (not verified) says: Súper segura si la cuestioncita. Dudo que le dure mucho a alguien.. muy fácil de robar. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Ambled (not verified) says: It appears that there is no front facing camera (it was moved to the back). January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Ambled (not verified) says: That seems helpful for things like augmented reality and normal image capture, but complicates self-image capture and possibility of video collaboration. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: Very cool! January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: But I do worry that kids might be inclined to playfully stick a finger through the green donut-shaped appendage (wifi/mesh antenna?) and spin the panel around... Or maybe I'm just old enough to have watched a lot of sixgun-spinning westerns in my childhood? Still, it looks fragile and risky. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: I did like the two-panel concept for bookish reading/note-taking. But I assume two of these one-panel units could be meshed with software (and/or velcro or duct tape) for a similar experience... January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: In fact, I suspect the mesh networking could allow some amazing group-creations reminiscent of composite signs held overhead by football audiences, but to much greater educational effect. Picture classrooms (or flashmobs!) creating virtual 10x10 screens! instant feedback for teachers, for better or for worse... Communal sliding-panel puzzles... Combine with internal GPS for projects in which kids become a virtual jigsaw puzzle, each holding a piece and finding their position in the puzzle... January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: A lot like life... January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: Best wishes SJ, Walter and co for the new year... January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

bob stepno (not verified) says: Bob in sw Va. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: I'm kinda glad I have my XO-1! January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: Questions about the XO-3: January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: No solar charger? That was one disappointment I had with the XO-1--but anyway, it is chargeable with the still-pretty-ubiquitous car battery. One could even run it off a car battery! January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: No real typewriter keys? I like something I can feel to type on, even if the keys are teeny-tiny. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: No port for the transfer of material? I like being able to use a thumb-drive--as back-up, and as more information storage. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: What are the dimensions of the XO-3? It looks pretty big to me. I like the small size of the XO-1--I can stuff it into almost anything. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Randa (not verified) says: Yeah--I like my XO-1. January 2, 2010 at 2 pm

Yaa Achiaa (not verified) says: Wow it is great. This new design is wonderful. Can't wait to see the XO-3. It is great! January 2, 2010 at 3 pm

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Carol T (not verified) says: New concept looks great. How soon will it be available? I love the chance to buy one for your projects and get one for my local US child projects. I like to do this once a year in December, but if the new one is available sooner and price is lower I'd do more, and sooner. January 2, 2010 at 3 pm

kevin (not verified) says: Outstanding are there keyboard and interface operations in firmware? I hope we see these being built. January 3, 2010 at 12 am