OLPC To Get Speedier Hardware Upgrades

News Posted 26/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: engadget

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Earlier, MikeEnIke brought you news of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. Well it appears that the project has been so successful that they’ve decided to give the little green laptop some upgrades.

According to Vulnerable Minds, the One Laptop Per Child panel at Shmooncon announced that the machine would now sport a 433MHz AMD Geode LS-500 processor (up from 366MHz), 256MB of system RAM (up from 128MB), and a 1GB NAND drive (up from 512MB). The CPU is of the .13-micron variety and only draws 0.08-watts, and it’ll also sport the obligatory 7.5-inch sunlight capable display, 1,200 x 900 monochrome / 692 x 520 color resolutions, 802.11b/g, and interestingly, the draft version of “802.11s ESS mesh networking” will also be supported. The trio of USB ports, stereo speakers, VGA webcam, SD card slot, and microphone all remained unchanged, but if you (or your respective government) have any outstanding orders, we sure hope you’re lobbying for the newly upgraded machines.


They need more colours other than kermit green though!

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