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One Education launches 2-in-1 Windows laptop in Australia (the modular model is on hold)

Last year an Australian group called One Education introduced the idea of a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet for students, featuring a modular design that makes it easy to upgrade or replace the screen, battery, camera, and core components including the CPU, memory, and storage. But a crowdfunding campaign  went nowhere, and now it looks like the modular […]

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One Education’s Infinity modular laptop priced at $249 and up (for early birds)

One Education is an Australian organization that wants to pick up where the OLPC project left off, by developing a portable, durable, and affordable computer designed for students. Earlier this year the team unveiled plans to launch a modular laptop called the Infinity, and while it’s still very much under development, the group is taking reservations […]

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XO-Infinity is a modular laptop for students, picks up where OLPC left off

The One Laptop Per Child project introduced the idea of small, low-cost, low-power durable laptops that could be used by students around the world, with a special focus on developing markets. The first XO Laptop units shipped in 2007, and over the next few years the developers improved the hardware and software… and inspired the […]

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OLPC partner working on new XO Infinity laptop, possibly a modular laptop/tablet hybrid

Ink, Bits & Pixels (formerly The Digital Reader) recently tracked down some interesting information regarding One Laptop Per Child’s (OLPC) Australian partner, One Education. While the company confirms the XO Infinity is underway, less officially, the device appears to be a laptop/tablet hybrid with modular components. One Education has a page dedicated to registering for upcoming […]

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Closer look at the 7 and 10 inch XO tablets (and accessories)

OLPC and Vivitar are getting ready to launch their second-generation XO tablets for students. Last year the companies introduced their first Android-powered tablet with a custom user interface emphasizing educational software. The new models feature similar software, but it’s now based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The bigger changes are in the hardware. XO tablets now […]

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Lilbits (01-02-2014): Microsoft Surface Pro 2 gets a speed boost

The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a 10.6 inch tablet with a full HD display, an Intel Haswell processor, digital pen input, and basically everything you could want from a modern laptop. It just happens to come in the shape of a tablet… with an optional keyboard cover. When the Surface Pro 2 launched in […]

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OLPC and Vivitar unveil new XO Tablets with 7, 10 inch screens

One Laptop Per Child and its partner Vivitar launched their first Android tablet last year. Now they’re following up with two new models, sporting 7 and 10 inch displays. Both are aimed at students, and feature educational software durable design and a kid-friendly user interface as well as access to the Google Play Store and […]

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OLPC XO-Tablet coming to Walmart July 16th (maybe)

The One Laptop Per Child foundation set out with an ambitious goal about half a decade ago, to deliver a $100 laptop that could change the face of education in the developing world. That never quite happened, but the team has delivered a number of durable, inexpensive computers to classrooms around the globe and changed […]

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OLPC XO-4 tablet hits the FCC

The OLPC XO-4 is a notebook which converts into a tablet when you twist the screen. It has a rugged, dust-resistant case, a display that’s designed to be readable outdoors, and a low power processor. Like earlier XO laptops, the XO-4 is designed to be used by students in developing nations. But the touchscreen is […]

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Hands-on with the XO Tablet (cheap, but uninspiring)

The XO Tablet is a new 7 inch tablet that the One Laptop Per Child Foundation hopes to sell this year for around $200. While it runs educational software designed by OLPC, it doesn’t have the same kind of rugged design as the XO Laptop. Instead, it appears to be a cheap tablet with a […]

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OLPC’s next tablet runs Google Android (with a custom UI)

The One Laptop Per Child foundation may have dropped plans to release a Linux-based tablet running Sugar OS last year. But the company’s not done with the tablet space. The new XO-4 laptop features a touchscreen display, which lets you use the rugged, low power Linux laptop in tablet mode. And the foundation is also […]