The latest version of the OLPC XO is a welcome update to the OLPC design, mostly because the previous version of the product wasn't fully functional.
Designed to be a cheap, eco-friendly, and handy laptop for kids and individuals in developing nations, the earlier OLPC XO used too much power and could not be charged via its hand crank. The XO 1.75 which was just released however, comes with internal hardware that needs no more than 2 watts to run effectively.
Therefore, even though it still takes roughly two hours to fully charge the OLPC XO 1.75, it will be an improvement welcomed by consumers all over the world.
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By: Jordan M - Published: Jan 12, 2011 • References: olpc