Children's Machine (CM1) Production Specs

   
   
   
   
   

Now that One Laptop Per Child have given its computer a name, CM1, The Children's Machine, it's also reveling more about the notebook's specs.

On the OLPC Wiki CM1 page, Walter Bender, OLPC President for Software and Content, has a few new surprises for the initial CM1 production run so that the CM1 is:

"a unique harmony of form and function; a flexible, ultra low-cost, power-efficient, responsive, and durable machine with which nations of the emerging world can leapfrog decades of development"
What might those surprises be? Comparing the CM1 page to the original hardware specs we find that the OLPC computer will have:
  • a 400Mhz AMD Geode processor instead of a 366 Mhz one
  • an integrated digital video camera and still camera (resolution for either is unknown still)
  • an SD slot, which is a curious diversion from the usual all-Open Source mantra
  • VoIP-enabled with microphone and speaker jacks. No word on the VIOP software.
  • CM1's plastic walls are 2.0mm thick, .7 mm more than the standard 1.3mm.
For those worried that the OLPC will become a environmental mess at the end of its life expectancy, a fanciful 5 years according to OLPC:
"The CM1 is fully compliant with the European Union’s RoHS Directive. It contains no hazardous materials. Its NiMH batteries contain no toxic heavy metals."
That's good. Now I can buy my OLPC CM1 laptop without enviro-guilt.

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Has there been any info about the final weight?

The only information available from OLPC is this from the wiki, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Hardware_specification :

Weight: Less than 1.5 KG (target only—subject to change)

I think it will be a while until the figure is released, but we're keeping a keen eye on all things OLPC here, so when we know, you'll know.

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