This newest laptop from OLPC features the VIA C7-M a 1GHz variable speed processor, which SJ Klein of OLPC says will empower learning in several key ways:
- Full screen video playback
- Faster eToys and scratch animation
- Larger offline library and storage capacity
- better image capture and remixing
- and a better Java experience, allowing for guilt-free Java programming for Sugar
While that's great for the kids, the geeks at OLPC News wanted to see what the performance difference is between the new XO-1.5 and the original XO-1.0. At the same time, we only had a B-test XO-1.5 and an overclocked XO-1, because that's how we roll.
So here is the boot sequence between the B-Test XO 1.5 and an overclocked XO-1.0 with both launching eToys, one of the more processor-intensive Activities on the XO. The XO-1.5 is on the left, the overclocked XO-1.0 is on the right and Bernie Innocenti and Wayan Vota are the voices of excitement in the background.
Did that speed test surprise you? Especially with an XO overclocked to 500 Mhz? Surprising speed difference with the new XO-1.5, eh? Stay tuned to OLPC News - we'll have more content from the XO-1.5 debut in the coming days. In the mean time, here are photos from the event.