Wednesday, May 21, 2008

OLPC Second Generation Laptop

According to the TED Blog the second generation of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO laptop is slated for release in the next 18-24 months. This second generation laptop will be called the XO-2 and feature two touch screen displays that can be used independently or together as one flat panel. The new XO-2 is significantly smaller and lighter than the current XO laptop. Visit the TED Blog or Laptop Magazine for more pictures and a short video about the XO-2.

OLPC has not mentioned what type of operating system the XO-2 will have. Given the announcement last week that Windows XP will soon be available for the XO laptop, I won't be surprised if Microsoft technology is incorporated into the XO-2.

Later this week I'll be posting an in-depth review, including video comments from students, of the XO Laptop.