OLPC XO-four debuts at CES, launch particulars coming this week (palms-on)

OLPC XO-4 debuts at CES, launch details coming this week (hands-on)

Particulars of OLPC XO-four’s launch and worth will not be revealed till later this week, in line with Marvell, however the firm was comfortable to let this editor smudge the laptop computer together with his fingerprints. It isn’t the quickest machine conceivable, nevertheless it switched between screens and loaded content material snappily with its Marvell-made 1.2Ghz twin-core ARM processor. A slight trace of choppiness seems when scrolling by means of lists, however the hardware is certainly useable and does not worsen. The unit on show did not have an web connection, however Marvell was pleased to level out that their hardware supplies the laptop computer help for 802.11n, versus solely 802.11b/g.

The pint-sized laptop computer is not the sleekest or most compact gadget we have laid arms on, nevertheless it feels sturdy sufficient to outlive abuse thrown its means from drops and mood tantrums. Its infrared touchscreen — which is optimized for small fingers — can be utilized together with the small keyboard, or swiveled round and laid on its again to rework the system right into a chunky pill. Odds are that absolutely grown arms will not be snug with the child-pleasant keyboard. The OLPC four.zero carried out admirably throughout our temporary stint with it, however you possibly can sit up for extra impressions once we ultimately put it by means of our evaluate gauntlet. Within the meantime, hit the neighboring gallery for arms-on photographs of the machine.

Replace: There’s now a video after the break on your viewing pleasure, so go on previous the bounce to see extra of what the child-pleasant laptop computer is all about.

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OLPC four.zero palms-on

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Edgar Alvarez and Jamie Rigg contributed to this report.

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