OLPC XO-1.75 laptop to get multi-touch screen in the future
One Laptop Per Child’s next low-power laptop will come in the form of the XO-1.75, which apart from shifting to an ARM processor from a Via x86 CPU will also make use of a touch-sensitive 8.9-inch screen that supports multi-touch, according to a recent report from Computerworld. The actual release of the OLPC XO-1.75 laptop is scheduled to happen some time next year, while a similarly equipped tablet PC called the XO-3 is slated for launch some time in 2012. Being a product of the OLPC foundation, the XO-1.75 should be quite affordable but there is currently no word on pricing for it. It should be more affordable than most mainstream netbook models, at least, since OLPC have already ruled out the use of Windows for future models and are sticking to Fedora Linux for the default OLPC OS.