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The XO Laptop features a revolutionary hardware design, combining power with power eficiency, at an unprecedentedly low cost.
- See Display for more details.
The XO's dual-mode display is much cheaper than traditional laptop displays, and uses much less power. It functions both in a full-color transmissive mode similar to any other LCD, but can also be used in an ultra-low-power black-and-white reflective mode, readable in direct sunlight.
- See Wireless for more details.
The XO's wireless chip works over a longer range than the wireless cards in most laptops. It is compatible with 802.11b/g, and its mesh networking is based on the draft 802.11s standard.
- See Durability for more details.
The XO is far more durable than conventional laptops. It has no moving parts, eschewing a hard drive for flash memory, and using as few internal connectors as possible.
The XO uses much less power than existing laptops, due to a combination of low-power components and aggressive power management.
Input and output devices
The XO laptop includes a child-sized keyboard, a new dual-use touchpad, a built-in video camera, stereo speakers and a microphone, three USB ports, and an SD card slot.
The XO laptop, with a target cost of $100/unit, is cheaper than any fully-featured laptop on the market.