OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) will have an interesting tablet at this year’s CES, and is said to start off at $100. The tablet, named XO 3.0, is 8 inches with a resolution of 1024×768. The actual screen type will vary depending on how it is configured upon purchase; a PixelQi display will run you ~$100 over the original starting price and standard LCD screen.

Although, I highly recommend investing into PixelQi technology. Their displays don’t just save battery life, they are extremely easy to read in sunlight – which has been an ongoing issue in standard LCD screens. However, you should be able to charge the XO 3.0 on the go with a hand crank or solar panel!

It may be tough to actually purchase one of OLPC’s laptops because they will primarily sell them to countries in bulk. But I have a feeling there will be many more tablets with a $100.00 price tag during CES next week, so it will be interesting to see how they all compare. The XO 3.0 could come out the clear winner – but I’m not sure it’s fair to compare OLPC to other manufacturers, as they claim to be doing this for the kids of the world – and not themselves.

[via The Verge]

  • Anonymous

    As an owner of an XO-1, I love seeing this!

  • timbox100

    I think they will do the Buy One Donate One if you want to purchase it (out side the intended market)

  • Anonymous

    This is great device for kids in 3rd world nations. Do you think Fruit roll up will sponsor them again?

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  • The Association managed development and logistics, and the Foundation managed fundraising such as the Give One Get One campaign. In 2010 the Association set up a new office in Miami under Rodrigo Halaby, and currently oversees deployment and support for the XO-1.5 laptop and its successors, and country partnerships. The foundation, led by Chairman Nicholas Negroponte,[currently oversees development of future software and hardware, including the OLPC XO-3 tablet.

  • Nice tablet and the best part is its display.. nice to see a LCD display which can be viewed clearly in sunlight as well 🙂

  • Anonymous

    The Pixel Qi may be extremely easy to read in sunlight, but it’s extremely hard to find it in any devices…
    How long since they introduced them?
    They either have bad marketing or terribly low yields; Why else would there be so few out there?
    Would be so nice!

  • Mayank

    Where to buy it ??