December 24, 2009 at 9:48 am · Filed under Laptop, OLPC, XO by lynn
The XO-3: it’s designed to be thin, sleek, and touch, while continuing to lower power, cost, and material waste. We’ve been anticipating the new designs for a while, and now they’ve arrived! As announced in Tuesday’s press release, after our upcoming releases of our 1.5 and 1.75 models next year, we are looking at the XO-3, a thin touchscreen tablet."
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Great blog post by Lisa Nielsen reminding me yet again that education does not need to be expensive and 'budget heavy'. Web 2.0 and a decent connection to the Internet along with wise choices for tools can transform a school.