Laptop for $ 100 made ​​more stylish (photos + video)




The new version of the $ 100 laptop, called XO, looks much lighter and more compact than the previous one. The new machine, set up in the framework of the project “A laptop for every child” is more like that in the e-book and is even less than previously planned – only $ 75. XO2 half that of its predecessor, lighter and consumes less power. The founder of the project Nicholas Negroponte demonstrated a novelty at the presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. New XO2 will be available for children in 2010. As Negroponte said he hoped that other manufacturers will also use a similar design. “The creators of these laptops have looked at them in a new way” – said Negroponte. There is no green XO2 keyboard, which is replaced by a split into two parts touch screen.

This allows you to turn the device into a laptop – with the keyboard on one side and the screen – with the other, or both knigu.Po zheispolzovat its founders foresaw, it will use the same laptop for children of different ages. “This is a completely new concept of training devices,” – said Negroponte. First XO2 will be to market the device for reading electronic books that can store up to 500 pieces. “Right now, in developing countries such as China and Brazil, each student spends an average of 19 books per year,” – said Negroponte.


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