India's $10 laptop isn't a laptop

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 04 2009 @ 20:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget writes the $10 laptop ($20 according to some sources) that was presented in India isn't a laptop at all, it's basically some kind of storage device without a display and no keyboard.
The $10 laptop is not a laptop at all, the display-less and keyboard-less prototype device demonstrated is just a 10 x 5-inch wide slab that stores (and apparently prints) distributed learning materials which can later be retrieved by an impoverished child... using a laptop and paper he can't afford to purchase. It's also said to cost $30 and could be a component to a low cost laptop in the future; a claim that is fiercely disputed by Taiwanese component makers.


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