Ray of hope for students with One Laptop Per Child eco-friendly tablet
Let us be honest – a laptop is something that is growing to be a necessity, much more than just a want or luxury. While companies race to develop technologies to meet consumer requirements and comfort, few pay attention to the environment it adversely affects. Non-profit organization One Laptop Per Child has launched its XO 3.0 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, claimed to be inexpensive, use little energy and brave extreme weather conditions. The tablet can be powered by solar power and the like. Its features include the Marvell ARMADA PXA618 SOC processor, Avastar Wi-Fi SOC, standard or Pixel Qi sunlight-readable display, and supports Android and Linux operating systems. The organization intends to ‘get a low-cost, low-power laptop in the hands of every student on the planet’, especially those in developing countries. By March, they plan to ship more than 75,000 units of the XO 1.75 laptop to students Uruguay and Nicaragua.