The $10 Laptop – Cheapest Ever
Where would this $10 laptop come from?
The specs according to media reports is, it features 2GB RAM, Wi-Fi and Ethernet and will consume just 2W of power. It is called Sakshat and will go for production in six months. Sorry no pictures yet. If it’s true that India can make this $10 laptop, just imagine how can they grow even more in the IT industry. Though the process on how will they do it and the costing still puzzles me. The OLPC was ok @ $100 and is doing great all in all but if Sakshat will live to it’s expectation then I think OLPC will be history.
Rediff News – The laptop, jointly developed by several organisations, such as the University Grants Commission, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, will be priced at around $10 to $20 (about Rs 500 to Rs 1,000), officials said.
Information Week – "A lot of testing has to be done to ensure that the technology works properly," said R.P. Agrawal, according to Indian media sources. "Once the testing is over, the computers will be made available on commercial basis. The target is to make it available in six months’ time." Agrawal, who has spearheaded the Sakshat project, is India’s Higher Education Secretary.