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XO computer

A "One Laptop Per Child" machine. The XO comes from the project's logo that depicts a person's body as an "X" with an "O" on top for the head. See OLPC.

XO-4 Touch Convertible Laptop
XO laptops use a custom Red Had Fedora OS running the Sugar user interface. Starting in 2007, they were powered by x86 CPUs but were switched to ARM chips in 2013 with the XO-4 Touch. The XO-4 has 1 or 2GB of RAM, 4 or 8GB of solid state storage, USB ports and Bluetooth, and its Wi-Fi mesh configuration can interconnect an entire village. A key design factor was the unique, 7.5" dual-mode display that enables black and white viewing in bright sunlight.

XO Tablet
In 2013, the XO tablet replaced the XO-3 tablet/e-book project that never came to fruition. Available at retail outlets, the tablet is Android based with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of solid state storage. For more information, visit www.xotablet.com.

The XO-1 Laptop
The OLPC convertible laptop has helped educate kids who would not have had access to computing resources. (Image courtesy of the One Laptop Per Child Association, www.laptop.org)

The XO Tablet
Designed by OLPC and manufactured by Vivitar, the Android based 7" XO tablet is preloaded with more than 100 apps. It is also available at retails stores, including Walmart and Target. (Image courtesy of One Laptop Per Child Association, www.laptop.org)
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In 2005, OLPC launched the XO laptop, a low-cost, low-power computer designed for children in developing countries.
Our main research questions aim at understanding how to insert a technological artifact (the XO laptop), which was built in different context and culture, into the school practices of another country, preserving this country's own cultural values.
As its website states, "By giving children their very own connected XO laptop, we are giving them a window to the outside world, access to vast amounts of information, a way to connect with each other, and a springboard into their future" (OLPC, 2009).
Cotten and a team of researchers surveyed 1,202 fourth- and fifth-graders in the Birmingham City School System who participated in the nation's largest distribution of XO laptop computers during the 2008-09 academic year.
The One Laptop per Child non-profit develops a low-cost laptop -- the "XO Laptop" -- to revolutionize how the world's children are educated.
Though Negroponte's initial goal was to sell the XO laptop for $100 or less, the sales price per laptop in a bulk order is about $188.
Negroponte told Forbes if OLPC only achieves half of the XO-3 concept, the resulting device could be a game changer with far reaching consequences.<p>Other OLPC plans <p>In addition to the XO-3, OLPC announced two updates to the original XO laptop:<p>XO 1.5 - The XO 1.5 is the same industrial design as the XO 1.0.
I can't believe it's mine to keep!", Fairouz exclaimed as she protectively dusted off the pale green cover of her new XO laptop, and recorded an interview with the screen sized video and built-in camera.Aa The XO laptop is part of an advanced teaching tool developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that some believe can revolutionize education in developing countries.
The introduction of the so-called ultra-portables, or Eee PC, is being hailed as a milestone in PC evolution and why not?After all, here's a fully functional, albeit basic, notebook PC?running Windows or Linux which is small and light enough to be convenient, and cheap enough for low budget - or less fortunate- users.It comes at a time when Intel is launching a ClassMate PC, which is its own cheap notebook, and a consortium is launching the XO Laptop; both of which caused much fanfare in the media for the last couple of years, but seem to be superceded now by the commercially available ulta-portables from the likes of HP, Acer, Asus and MSI.
Inventor Mary Lou Jepsen, a scientist who developed the XO Laptop, resigned from the One Laptop Per Child Foundation at the end of last year and started her own company Pixel Qi with the goal of building a EUR75 (around pounds 38) laptop by 2010.
Negroponte, who'd asked the company to exclusively support the group's XO laptop, Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said in an interview.