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Production version of the XO-3
Concept version for XO-3

XO-3 was a design for a tablet/e-book reader intended to be developed under the One Laptop per Child initiative, but the project was cancelled in November 2012,[1] replaced by the XO tablet. It was planned to have a tablet computer form factor over the canceled dual-screen design concept of the XO-2. The inner workings were those of the XO 1.75[2] together with the same ARM processor.

The XO-3 featured an 8-inch 4:3 1024 × 768-resolution display and used a Marvell Technology Group Marvell Armada PXA618[3] SoC.[4] The XO-3 was intended to feature innovative charging options such as a hand crank or a solar panel.

The XO-3 tablet was planned to be released in 2012, for a target price below $100. The XO-3 and accompanying solar cell & handcrank power options were demoed at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, 2012 as shown on BBC News technology programme Click.[5]


  1. ^ "OLPC cancels XO-3 tablet, downplays need for new hardware". Network World. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16.
  2. ^ "XO-3 concept design is here!", December 24, 2009
  3. ^ ARMADA 618 Archived 2012-01-10 at the Wayback Machine., Marvell Technology Group website
  4. ^ "OLPC XO 3.0 tablet to debut at CES: 8-inch configurable with Pixel Qi display and Android starting under $100", January 7, 2012
  5. ^ Cieslak, Marc (January 11, 2012). "CES 2012: One Laptop per Child gets tablet makeover". BBC. Retrieved January 29, 2012.

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