[svlug] OLPC XO ("$100 laptop") available to public

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Sep 25 10:44:41 PDT 2007

John Conover wrote:
> Sameer Verma writes:
>> We have a B4 (developer machine) version of the XO, which I believe is 
>> pretty close to the final version.
>>> If so, what was your impression? 
>> Its definitely not your average laptop. Battery life is terrific. So is 
>> the display. Wi-fi range is much better than my Vaio. The XO has no 
>> moving parts. The form factor is a bit small for me (keys are a bit 
>> small) but then again, my daughter loves it...she's almost two. The only 
>> thing I would sorely miss if I were to use it as my regular work machine 
>> is a VGA display arrangement for a projector.
> Is there a USB hole for attaching a memory gadget?
Three USB ports. It also has a SD slot. I believe the USB slots can also 
be used with a USB to Ethernet dongle and go on the wire that way. 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/USB_ethernet_adaptors  Take a look at the full 
spec at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hardware_specification


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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