India aims for $100 notebooks

Posted on Thursday, Jul 31 2008 @ 08:44 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Indian researchers are developing a notebook for educational purposes that will be sold for only $100:
A low-cost laptop being developed by the Indian government in tandem with two leading Indian education and research institutions will cost US$100 when available, and not $10 as was earlier stated by the government.

A spokesman for Minister of State for Higher Education, D. Purandeswari, said on Wednesday that the price of the laptop would in fact be US$100 rather than $10.

In a transcript of the speech delivered by Purandeswari at a conference in Delhi on Tuesday, which was provided by the government's press bureau to reporters, the Minister was quoted as saying that the government aims to provide $10 laptops to students.
>/blockquote> Source: PC World


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