News Bits: OLPC Announces Mass Production of XO Laptop, Logitech VX Nano Announced for Notebooks, Targus Corporate Traveler Case Review

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OLPC Announces Mass Production of XO Laptop

The One Laptop per Child non-profit organization recently announced it has authorized mass production of its XO laptop. The press release states that “This triggers the supply chains of 800 parts that come together and rollout off the assembly line in October".

The final version is based off of the Beta-4 engineering model. The OLPC’s aim is to aid in the education of underprivileged children around the world.

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Logitech VX Nano Announced for Notebooks

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Logitech announced yesterday the VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks. It has the world’s smallest USB receiver for mice and allows users to plug it in and forget it. The receiver is nearly flush against the notebook when plugged in, extending out only 8 mm.

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The VX Nano features the MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel of the MX and VX Revolution that were announced last fall. The VX Nano has a low profile, ultraportable design that fits easily into a notebook bag or pocket.

The VX Nano uses two AAA batteries and is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in late August for US$69.99.

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Successor to Vista now Called "7", Slated to be out within 3 Years

The successor to Windows Vista, previously known as Vienna, is now codenamed "7." 7 is scheduled to be developed in three years. The new name was announced in an Orlando Microsoft sales training conference.

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Targus Corporate Traveler Case Review

Looking for a new notebook case to protect your tablet? Jerry Jackson at our sister site has done a nice review of the Targus Corporate Traveler Case. The new Targus Corporate Traveler line of notebook briefcases is Targus’ attempt to bring affordable yet rugged notebook cases to the market. Available in both “Ultra-Lite” and standard versions, the Corporate Traveler cases are bound to become popular among business professionals looking for a good third-party notebook case … that won’t break a department’s budget.

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