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Published On: Sat, Apr 21st, 2012
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OLPC XO 3.0 Tablet PC for Children

Again a new tablet has been designed to cater the requirements of children into education. The basic goal of promoting computer education is to give the experiences of next generation technology to students to improve their skills and knowledge. Using latest technology becomes important to stay in track globally and for that a foundation named One Laptop Per Child has introduced an all new OLPC XO 3.0 tablet PC that sports its 8 inches of display screen. So, lets review this small tablet designed only for children. However, the motive is to guide children right from school level that will train them in advance about the technology and would also make them ready for upcoming challenges.

OLPC XO 3.0 Design, Display and Hardware

The OLPC XO 3.0 sports its 8 inches of display screen and provides good specs and features that are suitable for the children. There are no high-end features added to this device as it is of no use for school level children. However, features that are useful for education purpose has been added to this tablet PC. On the other hand, when it comes to design, the tablet immediately after seeing can be felt that it is designed for children and not for elder or businessmen. With the advent of tablet PCs for children, even children get exposure to use the current trend and technology which can be said as kids Personal Computer.

OLPC XO 3.0

No specs have been released yet about this tablet PC, but all we can say as of now is that the device flaunts its big 8 inches of screen as mentioned above. Moreover, the device has received PixelQi TFT display and no capacitive. May be the manufacturer has thought that there is no need of capacitive screen for children. The screen resolution provided is of good quality which is 1024 by 768 pixels. So, one can comfortably watch movies and other forms of multimedia content on this screen which adds fun element for children apart from just educational stuff.

However, the design is not that charming even for kids to crib for the device, but the color could satisfy few kids who like colorful device rather than simply black or decent colored gadget. It is a green colored tablet that comes with a cover to keep the display safe and covered. All the ports can be found at the bottom of the tablet if kept it on landscape mode. The cover is smartly designed to give full protection to the device from front and sides.

OLPC XO 3.0 Memory

Since this tablet has been designed for kids, the memory has been added a bit little. The internal memory is of just 512 MB, but one can also add MicroSD card slot for additional memory.

OLPC XO 3.0 Review

OLPC XO 3.0 Connectivity

For connectivity, the foundation has provided with USB slots, MicroUSB slots that are merged with standard audio, and microphone ports.

OLPC XO 3.0 Performance

The OLPC XO 3.0 tablet could be powered with either a proprietary operating system created by this foundation (OLPC) and has named as Sugar OS that only targets children. The device could sport any update from Android, especially because Android is widely in demand than any other operating system in the globe.

OLPC XO 3.0 Price

OLPC XO 3.0 Software and Other Loaded Content

The OLPC XO 3.0 is loaded with plenty of quality educational as well as valuable content that are entirely useful for children. Apart from educational content, the foundation has also provided games that improve the skills and sharp one’s brain. Riddles, puzzles and several other games are added to this device that are basically good for children to play. This tablet PC is also stuffed with encyclopedia application that is used as reference for kids.

Performance-wise, this tablet could run just fine without any lag in process. When it comes to gaming, there won’t be any problem as an Amada PXA618 chipset has been incorporated to this device for good graphic and multitasking support.

OLPC XO 3.0 Charging Options

The OLPC model features three ways to charge its battery – plugging into an AC power adaptor, manual charging via provided hand crank, and the best alternative 4 watts solar panel placed at the back lid of the tablet that charges the device through Sun. So, what could be best than charging the device from natural resource. You can call yourself eco-friendly or can also free yourself from carrying a charger and find a port to charge your device. Now, travel around and your device will be charged instantly.

OLPC XO 3.0 Tablet

OLPC XO 3.0 Safety and Grip

Though this tablet does not give pleasure to the eye, but its funky looks make an appeal to children community by producing interests of younger generation. The device has received muscular build and has been constructed with good quality materials which are strong and ensures stability.  The lid is made of rubbery-material that provides good protection and prevents from slipping off of hands, forming good grip in hands.

OLPC XO 3.0 Price

This device is priced for Rs. 5,500 in India, giving good opportunity to children to learn and play whenever they want. In fact, children would now love to learn educational contents due to this new technology introduced for them.

OLPC XO 3.0 Specs

Verdict

As this device is meant for kids, parents concern about the safety of the device as it could fall down or could attract damage, leading to the loss of money. Therefore, the device has been engineered by the foundation in such a way that the OLPC XO 3.0 tablet could withstand all sort of damage or fall and run effectively when used. It is a highly portable device that obviously comes for reasonable price.

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