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.