Here’s a hardware breakdown of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO-1 laptop. Reading this, it’s immediately clear that the laptop, which the blog’s author calls “brilliant mechanical design” was created with its intended audience (children in third-world countries) in mind.  Hardware highlights:

  • when closed, all ports are covered
  • safer Li-Fe-P battery than current Lithium-Ion technology
  • easy to disassemble (and therefore service)
  • motherboard placed behind LCD screen, minimizing cables that run through the swivel