The non-profit organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) confirmed today that it will launch a new device dubbed as “XO-4 Touch.” The organization which is on a mission to provide every child in the world, the access to new channels of learning, sharing and self-expression, has taken this hardware move.
The XO-4 Touch features an optical multi-touch capable screen from Neonode, combining the XO’s existing laptop functionality and sunlight-usable display with a full-fledged tablet mode and runs on the new Marvell ARMADA 2128 processor.
OLPC CEO Rodrigo Arboleda said, “There is constant debate over laptops versus tablets in educational programs. But the truth is both have their merits. While maintaining our XO’s award-winning design from Yves Behar’s FuseProject, we have combined features of both devices to deliver dual benefits. The new XO-4 Touch is more than just a device, it’s a new way of facilitating learning.”
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