One Laptop Per Child’s XO-1.75 PC hits the FCC


Today, One Laptop Per Child’s (OLPC) XO-1.75 laptop hit the FCC, presumably on its way into the hands of children in developing countries.  The XO-1.75 features a power-sipping Marvell 1GHz Armada ARM processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.  The device’s screen measures 7.5-inches and operates in a grayscale reflective mode to save power, or color backlit mode.  The XO-1.75 won FCC approval for its WiFi capabilities in a filing by OEM Quanta Computer.

OLPC is dedicated to developing cost-effective computers for kids in areas with limited access to technology.  To this end, the company’s PCs are designed with power-saving features.  The XO-1.75 even features a hand crank for charging.  The device is expected to debut in 2012, and will cost around $200.



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