The OLPC XO 1.75 is Better Than its Predecessor (UPDATE)

By: Jordan M - Published: • References: olpc
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. Stats for Hand-Cranked Computers Trending: Older & Chilly
Traction: 987 clicks in 264 w
Interest: 3 minutes
Concept: The OLPC XO
Related: 29 examples / 22 photos
Segment: Neutral, 0-12
Comparison Set: 10 similar articles, including: 25 tech innovations for developing countries – from durable netbooks to solar-powered fridges, toddler touchscreens, and book shaped notebooks.