OLPC To Get Speedier Hardware Upgrades

"While OLPC test machines are circulating around, and orders are reportedly adding up in vast quantities, it looks like the green machine could be receiving a few hardware upgrades."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 26/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: engadget

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Earlier, MikeEnIke brought you news of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. Well it appears that the project has been so successful that they've decided to give the little green laptop some upgrades.

According to Vulnerable Minds, the One Laptop Per Child panel at Shmooncon announced that the machine would now sport a 433MHz AMD Geode LS-500 processor (up from 366MHz), 256MB of system RAM (up from 128MB), and a 1GB NAND drive (up from 512MB). The CPU is of the .13-micron variety and only draws 0.08-watts, and it'll also sport the obligatory 7.5-inch sunlight capable display, 1,200 x 900 monochrome / 692 x 520 color resolutions, 802.11b/g, and interestingly, the draft version of "802.11s ESS mesh networking" will also be supported. The trio of USB ports, stereo speakers, VGA webcam, SD card slot, and microphone all remained unchanged, but if you (or your respective government) have any outstanding orders, we sure hope you're lobbying for the newly upgraded machines.

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They need more colours other than kermit green though!

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24-03-2007, 18:49:17

Ham

24-03-2007, 18:49:17

equk
I have one of the MCE remotes and it's pretty cool, altho I use it with MediaPortal as media center kept on crashing and causing me problems :( MediaPortal seems a lot better tho :)

24-03-2007, 18:53:22

jackvdbuk
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=2550&cat=92&page=1

this looks exactly the same? but under a differnt brand name?

i also had a look on ebay and some say the ones with the 4 colour buttons is the 'newer' version... but i really do not know :rolleyes:

24-03-2007, 19:00:05

equk

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=2550&cat=92&page=1

this looks exactly the same? but under a differnt brand name?

i also had a look on ebay and some say the ones with the 4 colour buttons is the 'newer' version... but i really do not know :rolleyes:


Yer that one looks the same. I'm not sure if it comes with the reciever or not tho :confused:

Looks like it's just the remote.

24-03-2007, 21:53:14

macgamesrule
For anyone else considering a media center soon, did you know there was a Linux MCE? Neither did I until today. Looks rather good too.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4422887272477313460&hl=en

24-03-2007, 22:14:54

Ham
That one requires the VDF wich is somthing like £80

25-03-2007, 08:25:12

Kempez
Personally I like the Microsoft one and at least it'll deffo work with MCE

26-03-2007, 07:47:07

nathan
mce2005 crashed again today :( might give the linux version a go, but i'm 99% they wont have the available drivers.

26-03-2007, 17:19:01

jackvdbuk
urs crashed?? oh wait i have it on vista so cant relate, but it certainly hasnt crashed on me yet :)

i have a uber old PC too... virtually 95% CPU usage 24/7 lol... 100mb ram free of 765mb e.t.c. :P

26-03-2007, 17:36:12

nathan

urs crashed?? oh wait i have it on vista so cant relate, but it certainly hasnt crashed on me yet :)

i have a uber old PC too... virtually 95% CPU usage 24/7 lol... 100mb ram free of 765mb e.t.c. :P



it wasnt the OS's fault, i think its my motherboard again :( i hope scan will allow me to return it, they messed me about last time :(
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