[Chicago] OLPC vs Classmate

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Apr 25 18:35:33 CEST 2007

The Classmate PC is laaame...


I'd been under the impression it was just a slightly different class, 
but it's barely any more powerful than the XO.

Comparison chart here:


Note that the goals for battery life for the XO are actually higher than 
what's listed, though probably the standard they use for measuring it 
doesn't work for the techniques OLPC is trying (the XO will be usable 
even when asleep, so for some kinds of usage the power consumption will 
be lower).  Also, the XO won't use Lithium Ion batteries because of 
safety issues.

Here's a nice picture of the Classmate's screen:


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