Some time ago we reported the news that the development of the Sugar OS operating system with support for multitouch was well under way. The first devices to benefit from this feature, we had anticipated, was model XO-1.75, expected in 2011. During the CES 2011 in Las Vegas, just ended, the One Laptop Per Child foundation has announced its intention to use ARM processors for the new XO-1.75.
We recall that this is a display model with 8.9-inch touch sensitive and will be equipped, in all likelihood, with a processor from Marvell Armada 610 1GHz operating frequency. According to figures released by the company, this is a motherboard that will succeed in limiting consumption to 2 watts, strategically important choice for the class of devices we are talking about. New interesting, then, whereas, pending the total touch model XO-3 (not before 2012), children can take advantage of multitouch technology that will allow them to use the devices more intuitively and immediately.
Clearly, the foundation’s efforts are focused on lowering consumption. The goal is to share drop below 1 watt since the laptops are intended for areas where electricity is a very valuable asset and reload operation can not be a simple solution. The OLPC XO-1.75 are expected over the first quarter. As usual, the sale price will be very content and, based on the latest news, should be under Rs. 4,535/- Will be made available probably a cheaper version without a multitouch functionality.