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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


Ventz Petkov (not verified) says: [quote]
This is the best laptop design concept I have seen in my life.
[/quote] January 8, 2010 at 2 am

Ventz Petkov (not verified) says: Completely Agree! This is fantastic. If it's < $150, I will get one the day they come out. Even < $200, they would be worth it. January 8, 2010 at 2 am

10 Best Links from Twitter – Week in Review | Librarian by D (not verified) says: [...] XO-3 concept design is here! this looks so awesome how could you not want one? [...] January 8, 2010 at 9 am

Cindy Putnam (not verified) says: I love this - can't wait to have one in my hands! January 8, 2010 at 6 pm

Michael Gottlieb (not verified) says: When the xo3 finally comes out, please contact me. I would be proud to give one get one again. I feel your organization does much to brighten the world and bring education and utility everywhere. Thank you for all you do. My son is a computer engineer, and he is amazed at the quality of the original January 9, 2010 at 5 pm

Proto (not verified) says: can't wait until the Wrap Around Your Wrist ones come out... January 11, 2010 at 2 pm

Joshua Muendo. (not verified) says: I am a Kenyan University Student taking a Bachelor of Theology Course in Scott Theological College. January 12, 2010 at 3 am

Joshua Muendo. (not verified) says: I would be more computer informed than I am now if I got my own Computer when I was young - I still do not have One. January 12, 2010 at 3 am

Joshua Muendo. (not verified) says: The above means that: What you are doing at "One Laptop Per Child" is very Beneficial. You will help many children to be Computer Literate and enjoy the Fruits of Modern technology. January 12, 2010 at 3 am

Joshua Muendo. (not verified) says: May God Richly reward your Efforts as he already is. January 12, 2010 at 3 am

I (not verified) says: Wow, this leaves apple in the dust! I have the "old"' G1G1, but now I want to get this one when it comes out. Great idea, great design, I love it!!! January 12, 2010 at 11 pm

Kaylin (not verified) says: Very interesting and cool, but how far along is it really? How does one fit all the necessary components of a computer into such a thin device? It looks paper thin... I'll definitely keep an eye on this! January 13, 2010 at 2 am

Reading blogs #21 : ::: Think Macro ::: (not verified) says: [...] “XO-3 Concept Designs are Here!” – Yes, the OLPC has announced the concept for the next generation of XOs; they decided to skip XO-2 and focus on XO-1.5 and XO-1.75 (which sounds interesting) before they jump to an entirely new generation.  The new design looks fancy, but it reminds me more of a sophisticated reader combined with some iPhone functionality rather than a computer.  Moreover, it looks rather fragile on the pictures.  Having said that, it is intriguing and it is supposed to below the $100 mark.  But we will have to wait until 2012 to see it on the market (if everything goes as planned). [...] January 13, 2010 at 5 pm

Morgaine Swann (not verified) says: WOW! I want every kid in the world to have one of these! They should get these to market as quickly as possible. I hope they stick with this design and focus on production. This could change the world in the very best ways. January 13, 2010 at 8 pm

Syed R Ahamed (not verified) says: Concept looks very cool, where's all the chips? January 16, 2010 at 2 pm

alinde Mehlomakulu (not verified) says: wow...the new XO seems very very cool. January 17, 2010 at 4 pm

alinde Mehlomakulu (not verified) says: does anyone know how i can get hold of the current XO for the children at the school in my village here in South Africa? January 17, 2010 at 4 pm

Agbaji Joshua (not verified) says: This is what every child would like to have; the design is wwonderful.
Pls. how can i get one? January 18, 2010 at 11 am

Battle of the Vaporware Tablets (not verified) says: [...] has provided the world’s poorest children more than a million computers and counting, and the XO-3 will never be one of them, but then it doesn’t have to. “We don’t necessarily need to [...] January 19, 2010 at 6 pm

paul (not verified) says: wow!!!!!!! i would like to buy it!! i am in italy! l January 20, 2010 at 7 am

Chris Lorensson (not verified) says: Honestly? January 20, 2010 at 10 am

Chris Lorensson (not verified) says: Are all you people crazy? January 20, 2010 at 10 am

Chris Lorensson (not verified) says: Don't you think if this specimen could have been built that someone would have done it by now? Apple perhaps? There's no way this thing is possible - it's a freaking 3D mockup. I can design a UFO in photoshop in 5 minutes but that doesn't mean it's going to be built next year for consumer purchase. January 20, 2010 at 10 am

Chris Lorensson (not verified) says: I honestly have no idea what OLPC is thinking - it seems to me like they just had their guys design the most technologically-provocative piece of hardware so they could get some much-needed press. January 20, 2010 at 10 am

Chris Lorensson (not verified) says: If this thing actually comes out, and works like they've made it look in these pictures, I will eat my shorts. January 20, 2010 at 10 am

sj (not verified) says: mabé - thanks for the offer, but as we don't use retail channels we aren't looking for in-country dealers at this time. January 20, 2010 at 3 pm

sj (not verified) says: chris - what fabric are your shorts made of? January 20, 2010 at 3 pm

sj (not verified) says: Alinde - try talking to OLPC-ZA -- they have a mailing list at January 20, 2010 at 3 pm

sj (not verified) says: Syed - the chips are spread across the center of the laptop. January 20, 2010 at 3 pm

Totally Awesome : XO-3 by One Laptop per Child (OLPC)!!! | i (not verified) says: [...] nonprofit group One Laptop Per Child wants to produce a touchscreen tablet computer by 2012 that will cost less than $100…. OLPC released its device roadmap, which includes two [...] January 22, 2010 at 1 am

New one laptops per child | Flakes (not verified) says: [...] the pictures, the new XO-3 laptop looks beautiful and sleekly functional, but retains much of the original concept of a single device [...] January 26, 2010 at 11 pm

OLPC Amazing Product Design – Laptops for Charity | mash★col (not verified) says: [...] out the rest of the XO-3 designs here by the Fuse design team and information on their work and how you can help. They look [...] January 27, 2010 at 6 am

Danny (not verified) says: The more things change... looks a lot like the original laptop Radio Shack used to sell - TRS-100 I think, hopefully it's as rugged. I too doubt the 100 dollar mark. January 27, 2010 at 11 am

Tomusx (not verified) says: Brilliant concept looks like Apple I-PAD has been following the XO-3, no doubt the market for this will be greater and have a greater purpose for education with fruitful results overall. January 27, 2010 at 3 pm

Tomusx (not verified) says: Should this come alive in all honesty the thirst for education will be greater and more opportunities for content developers and programmers. January 27, 2010 at 3 pm

Tomusx (not verified) says: Lets hope, Squeak, Alice and Scratch will be a part of this. January 27, 2010 at 3 pm

Hubert (not verified) says: It looks very nice but it's still a concept, will it ever com to life... The Apple I-PAD IS real! (not that i'm a Apple lover (I don't own any Apple products)). One more thing, Apple pays for it's own research, will OLPC do the same? January 29, 2010 at 5 am

fhdjg (not verified) says: I wish I have that computer!!!!! January 29, 2010 at 7 pm

ronpadz (not verified) says: @ Chris Lorensson
That's why it's called a concept. Companies use concepts as a model to work toward. Ever been to an auto show? January 29, 2010 at 11 pm

Douglass (not verified) says: It's FINE and GOOD and relates to the discovery that kids, in learning, prefer touch phones to desk based computers ~ it lifts like a piece of paper, or lies flat or at an angle, and "phones" too! The sooner all kids have one in their big pocket the better. January 31, 2010 at 5 pm

sparks245 (not verified) says: Do you know where you can get a laptop like this? February 2, 2010 at 9 pm

Pablo Perez-Fernandez (not verified) says: This is all wonderful, but the price points are unrealistic. They simply will not happen by 2012, 2013, or even 2014. What OLPC needs is to adopt a commercial mindset. Non-profits NEED to make money. Sell the laptops in the open market! Make a profit! Use the profits to subsidize educational distribution. Period. I would buy several at a premium to help the movement, and I suspect from the reaction to the original G1G1 -- which I happily participated in -- that many people will embrace a OLPC v.3 G1G1. Make a powerful device without resorting to excuses like kids don't need the power or adults are not the intended audience. Power and UI have nothing to do with each other. Make a powerful, innovative device, and sell it at a profit to subsidize the non-profit educational mission. February 3, 2010 at 9 pm