David Pogue, technology guru for the New York Times, provided his hands-on notes about the XO laptop.
In November, you’ll be able to buy a new laptop that’s spillproof, rainproof, dustproof and drop-proof. It’s fanless, it’s silent and it weighs 3.2 pounds. One battery charge will power six hours of heavy activity, or 24 hours of reading. The laptop has a built-in video camera, microphone, memory-card slot, graphics tablet, game-pad controllers and a screen that rotates into a tablet configuration.
And this laptop will cost $200.
Mr. Pogue’s column is chock-a-block with words such as “astonishing,” “clever,” “brilliance,” and “ingenious.” He uses phrases such as “You’ve never seen anything like it,” “it’s already a wonder,” “technological breakthrough,” and “absolutely amazing.” Of course, I’m taking those out of context, but their meaning isn’t being misrepresented here. He’s putting plusses all over the XO.