Pogue on XO

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.

Link to Mr. Pogue’s column. Learn more about One Laptop Per Child. My previous posts are XO Laptop, Direction Future, XO Laptop Video, and Ain’t it Great.

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