While One Laptop Per Child projects goal of improving child education in developing countries can only be characterized as a noble one, the so-called $100 XO notebook itself hasnt exactly been a huge success. Thats not stopping Nicholas Negroponte from touting a second generation XO cheap sub-notebook though.
Version 2.0 of the XO will use two touch screens that adapt to a given context, providing a right and left page in vertical format, a hinged laptop in horizontal format, and a flat, two-screen continuous surface for use in tablet mode. It will also be about half the size of its older brother, and reduce its power consumption to less than one watt.
The revamped notebook is far from production, being scheduled to launch in 2010 with a target price of $75. Given the OLPCs difficulties in meeting its ambitious goals with the first XO, though, I have to admit Im a little skeptical about the nonprofits claims regarding the XO-2.