Posted by: crudbasher | May 28, 2010

Marvell and OLPC design $75 tablet | TG Daily

I have said this before but it bears repeating.  Those in public education worry about how to get their students to have technology.  I submit, technology will be cheap enough that everyone will have it, even in low income schools.  Don’t worry about providing the technology, worry about how to use it when it gets here.

Update: Another good link here with concept video.

  • low cost tablet design

    tags: technology, tablet, olpc

    • Marvell and One Laptop per Child (OLPC) have teamed up to design a new family of low cost ($75), next-gen tablets that will be capable of operating on just a single watt of power.
    • The Moby-based devices will also support high quality video (1080p full-HD encode and decode), high performance 3D graphics, Flash 10 Internet and two-way (webcam) teleconferencing.

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Responses

  1. I bought a very small netbook recently and thought I had encountered a killer device. But then I started measuring my expectation against my use of the device, and realized that at a certain size and at a certain cost, some things are difficult to love. Not saying it’s not brilliant to have a low-cost tech device to help the marginalized learner, but it’s really hard to get something good.

    • That’s a good point Doug. You have used more powerful machines so a netbook seems limited. Still, a netbook is powerful compared to laptops from 5 years ago. Imagine what they will be like in 5 more years. We have only just begun!
      Thanks so much for posting!!


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