India launches cheap $225 computer

Posted on Tuesday, August 02 2005 @ 23:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
HCL Infosystems launched a new computer in India which is priced at only $225. It's aimed at Indian entry-level users so don't expect much from it. The system features a 1GHz processor, 128MB RAM, 40GB HDD and a 15" display.
"When HCL launched computers below 15,000 rupees (US$340 - £223), the company's market share in PC sales in India was only 3.7%," he said. "But within 15 months, it increased to 15%."
The Indian government wants to reach 75 million computers and 45 million Internet connections by 2010. HCL believes bringing down computer prices below 10,000 rupees will be an effective measure to achieve this goal. More details at BBC

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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