Educational Technology

June 18, 2010

One Tablet per Child

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By David Talbot, Technology Review

OLPC may drop “$100 laptop” in an attempt to develop an innovative $75 tablet computer. The philanthropic organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) never quite managed to hit its price point for its “$100 laptop,” but now the organization is sketching a concept for a $75 tablet computer that it hopes will further decrease power consumption and pioneer the first flexible LCD display. “A tablet is simpler than a laptop, so it’s easier to make a tablet cheaper,” says Ed McNierney, OLPC’s chief technology officer. But beyond that basic advantage, he says, the key to achieving super-low cost while also innovating is by working to establish common designs that can be broadly adopted and customized by other companies.

http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25482/

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