Mass Production OLPC XO-1

A mass production model OLPC XO-1 laptop arrived today, for the work I’m doing on the Telepathy-based Sugar Presence Service for Collabora Ltd.


This is the same model as the Give 1 Get 1 program, so I took some photos for those who have ordered and are wondering what they’re getting – see them on Flickr.


13 Responses to “Mass Production OLPC XO-1”

  1. 1 T. Lord December 5, 2007 at 2:29 pm


    Thanks for posting these pics! Not as if I wasn’t already prancing in anticipation ;) Very impressive — this looks polished as all get-out.

    The new texture (or new placement for the same texture) looks great — a smart change.

    Glad to see that the battery is going to be one of the LiFeP0 ones (at least, hoping they’ll be consistent that way).

    Too bad no alternative power source supplied, but Hey, I’m practicing full-sedation gift-horse dentistry ;)



  2. 2 earobinson December 5, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    I want mine now :( ………………

  3. 3 Hexagonal December 5, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    Hi, thanks a million for posting all these pictures. I guess the official model name is the OLPC XO-1, nyet?

    How is the unit working?

    It looks like the box was factory packed at and shipped directly from Quanta to you in South Africa. Do you think so as well?


  4. 4 Steve Paine December 5, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    What’s the early opinion on browsing battery life?


  5. 5 Samy Boutayeb December 6, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Hello Morgan,
    Thank you for sharing the info about receiving your XO!
    Could you please tell me the physical dimensions of the box? This information is required for postal services offering a forwarding services for G1G1-users outside from the USA. Depending of the pysical dimension, the shipping fee may vary a lot (from aprox. 40 to 120 USD). I am located in France/Europe.

    Thank you in advance
    Best regards

    DE/ES/EN >FR

  6. 6 Morgan December 6, 2007 at 7:15 am

    @Hexagonal: The box was shipped to me from OLPC in Cambridge, MA. G1G1 laptops probably need a software update before being sent to the recipients due to a firmware issue, so it’s likely that they will be unpacked and reflashed in the US before final shipping.

  7. 7 Morgan December 6, 2007 at 7:24 am


    275mm x 265 mm x 120mm. My shipping docs say it weighed 3lbs.

  8. 8 Alex Wolfe December 6, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Hello Morgan,
    I’ll join the chorus in saying thanks for posting the picture set!

    Have you gotten to test out the battery life much? I’m eager to find out how long the battery functions in real world situations in full color and b&w only mode.

    The wait until mine is expected to ship in mid-January is going to be torturous.

  9. 9 Elliot December 7, 2007 at 10:48 am

    Man that looks awesome. Hoping they can get mine here by Christmas :)

  10. 10 Con December 12, 2007 at 2:33 am


    Have you gotten used to typing on the small keyboard?

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