India’s $20 laptop computer was formally unveiled Tuesday in Tirupati, and while there are questions whether the device can be made and sold at that price point, officials responsible for the “Sakshat” laptop are promising it will be available for $10 six months after it goes into mass production.
Configuration of Sakshat Laptop would be,
- 2 GB of Memory
- Wi-Fi enabled
- Fixed Ethernet capability
- Simple version of Linux open source software
- 2 Watts of power consumption
The low-cost device, developed jointly by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, for the human resource development (HRD) ministry, is aimed at bridging the digital divide and making access to computer literacy affordable to the masses.
The main motto of this laptop is high speed Internet connectivity so that schools and colleges can download e-books, e-journals and relevant educative material through the state-run Sakshat portal
India is going to rock in coming days because there are plans to connect each and every village with Internet. Yesterday I was going thru an initiative from Google India to launch the Google Bus which will educate people about the Google services thru a unique campaign.
Pictures of the low cost laptop is still awaiting. I will update the post once will receive those pictures.