OLPC the new XO-2 model

This video provides a quick look at the second generation OLPC, XO-2. The new system has two touch-sensitive displays. The XO-2 will be much smaller than the original machine , almost half the size! and will have a foldable e-book form factor. “The next generation laptop should be a book” according Nicholas Negropante.

The XO-2 will also have dual indoor-and-sunlight displays, which was pioneered by former OLPC CTO Mary Lou Jepsen. This new design will provide:

  • a right and left page in vertical format
  • a hinged laptop in horizontal format,
  • and a flat, two-screen continuous surface for use in tablet mode.

Younger children will be able to use simple keyboards to get going, and older children will be able to switch between keyboards customized for applications as well as for multiple languages

The have also stated that the new model will reduce power consumption down to 1 watt!

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