Remember OLPC ? It was the ambitious One Laptop Per Child project which aimed at providing low-cost, low-powered laptops to under-privileged children around the wold.
At CES 2011 this year, OLPC finally declared their 3rd generation XO Laptop, christened XO 1.75 .
The XO 1.75 has Marvell’s ARM SoC. Marvell’s 610 Armada platform consists of an ARM based application processor in the 1 GHz range, capable of 1080p, full-HD encode, decode, and 3D graphics capability.
OLPC’s CTO, Edward McNierney, confirms OLPC’s strategy of pushing the PC/Laptop industry towards ARM support for lower power consumption and lower prices through increased competition and optimized SoC designs.
Here’s hoping OLPC has a great year ahead.