Need a Computer For School But Have No Money? India Has One For $35

July 23, 2010

India (ChattahBox) – In an attempt to assist students in finding low cost school needs to further their education, India is has unveiled a new prototype computer for those students, as well as the teachers instructing them.

Minister of human resources development, Kapil Sibal, has been looking for ways to encourage education in the country, and tackling the issue of poverty versus school needs was a  big issue.

The new computer prototype they hope will help solve this was revealed in New Delhi this morning;  small laptop, fully featured, that will go on the market for $35. According to CNN, the cost will eventually lower to $10.

In addition to this, 2012 will be the year that the country gains broadband access nation-wide, a step towards modernization that will be the first since their massive influx of cell companies.

The computer will run Linux, allow for full web browsing, provide basic educational tools and writing software, and a PDF reader.


Comments

4 Responses to “Need a Computer For School But Have No Money? India Has One For $35”

  1. Old Man Dotes on July 23rd, 2010 5:30 pm

    After paying Customs to import the Indian iPad knockoff to the US, the price will probably be closer to $500 than $35.

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  3. OMZ9 on July 23rd, 2010 9:46 pm

    There have been companies that have asked intel, microsoft to come up with a low cost solution, like a laptop for under $100, to provide the have nots with an altenative means to acquire a computer and bridge the gap between the haves and have nots. What India has shown is that outside this capitalist, corporate world that we live in it is possible to reach out to kids in the outskirts of the earth , not just USA or Europe where they can afford to be ripped off, but in the Amazons, the Sahara, and so many other poverished people throughout the world can now understand what a computer is and how to evolve. It is a marvelous achievement no less great than the Taj Mahal, I am of Arab descent but cant stopped being amazed at the intelligence and creativity of the Indian people. They should be respected and not taken lightly.

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