Indian government is planning to roll out laptops for students just for 500 rupees ($10). According to reports, the laptop’s prototype will be launched by the Indian Human resource minister, Arjun Singh at Tirupati on 3rd of February.
According to the reports published on periodicals and news papers, the technology for these low priced laptops has been developed by the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai), but will be manufactured by some other private companies and will be rolled out in the Indian market within next six months. It has also been reported that the laptop will be supporting 2 GB of RAM.
So, this initiative would be really a boon for the Indian children having talent and potentiality to work with computer but could not do so because of financial constraints. Lets be optimist and hope to see these low priced laptops (worth $10) soon in the market. 🙂