OLPC aims to up the ante with a hardware refresh of its device without breaking the bank, and Generation 1.5 will be starkly different from the Generation 2.0 project as it will retain a similar industrial design and batteries as Gen 1. The main difference would be increasing the RAM count to 1GB, while the 4GB NAND flash memory can be upgraded to 8GB if you so desire. A VIA C7-M processor will run at the heart of things, where one is able to toy between clock ranges from 400 MHz (1.5 W) to 1GHz (5 W), and can be throttled back automatically in order to meet thermal constraints. OLPC is looking towards its partnership with PixelQi to improve the both brightness and efficiency of the screen as well for Generation 1.5, and here’s us hoping that they’ll succeed.
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