Yes, I could get a XO-1 and am very impressed by the quality Ultra mobile PC (UMPC).
XO-1 is well thought out in every way:
- Is secure, the Bitfrost approach gives a holistic security, from delivery of PC, first boot, authentication for childs, etc.
- Is usable, with Sugar all software applications (aka Activities) does easy to learn.
- Is mobile, has mesh wireless support, is no necessary get internet because its mobile ad-hoc networking is used to allow many machines to share Internet access from one connection. It has low-power consumption.
- Is Freee/Open Source device, inclusive the Firmware/Bios is FOS, except the WIFI driver for mesh purposes.
The specs of my XO-1 are:
- CPU: 433 MHz AMD Geode LX-700 at 0.8 watts, with integrated graphics controller
- Display dual-mode 19.1 cm/7.5″ diagonal TFT LCD 1200×900 (200 dpi).
- 256 MB of Dual (DDR266) 133 MHz DRAM.
- 1024 kB (1 MB) flash ROM with open-source Open Firmware.
- 1024 MB of SLC NAND flash memory.
- Operating system: Fedora-based (Linux)
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g /s wireless LAN, 3 USB 2.0 ports and MMC/SD card slot
- Input: Keyboard (water proof), Touchpad, Microphone, built-in video Camera (640×480; 30 FPS)
- Weight: LiFeP battery: 1.45 kg [3.2 pounds]; NiMH battery: 1.58 kg [3.5 pounds]
There are some things that should improve, for example:
- There is not a Video-out port
- Sound card is of poor quality
- The touch-pad has a pointer jumper, this is a bug reported
Whatever, the XO-1’s are fine for the purposes they were designed, for the childs and learning.
I hope to continue my research and soon I will post other comment about of XO-1 overclocking and hacking.
Ah, the booting of my XO-1 took 80 seconds aprox. You can see it in this video: