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For those that follow me but don’t know my husband, +Chris Ball, he also works on technology development with a technology-oriented nonprofit — as a engineer at One Laptop Per Child. OLPC publicly demoed its new XO-3 tablet, but the XO-1.75 laptop has also seen some very exciting improvements. The processor has been replaced with an ARM chip (the type often used in cell phones), greatly reducing the power consumption of the laptop.
To demonstrate this Chris took a video of Richard Smith running the laptop off of a solar panel, real time — no batteries. Just to be clear I’ll repeat: the laptop is running off of the solar panel energy as it’s being produced, there is no stored up energy here. No other laptop can do this. Wow!