One Laptop Per Child $100 Tablet Debuting At CES

Posted Jan 7, 2012

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is going to debut a $100 tablet at CES, which is a follow-up product to their low-cost laptop. Their laptop has been distributed to about 2 million children across the globe. OLPC’s goal is to provide one laptop or tablet to children that have little or no access to education due to a lack of resources.

“We’re proud to introduce the XO 3.0 tablet, showcasing the design, durability and performance features that make it a natural successor for our current laptops, which have been distributed to more than 2.4 million children in 42 countries and in 25 languages,” stated One Laptop Per Child CTO Edward McNierney.

The tablet will feature an 8-inch screen and the price will be at under $100. The XO 3.0 tablet will have a 1GHz Marvell Armada PXA618 system-on-a-chip. Other features include a Pixel Qi sunlight-readable display, 8-10 hours of battery life, circuitry that allows the device to be charged by solar panels, and Android or Linux operating system.