Launch of Sakshat Laptop priced at $10 is official in India

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.low_cost_laptop_sakshat

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.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.


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  3. Sandeep Tripathy

    May 9, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Hey man.The Indian Govt. should atleast sell this to the markets.Atleast not for the educational use but for commercial use.If the price is even two times it doesnt matter.

  4. Manasi

    June 3, 2009 at 3:25 am

    I sent an RTI query to the Ministry of MHRD inquiring about the project and media reports on India buying OLPCs. I have been told-
    “No OLPC laptops have been purchased/sanctioned by GOI”.
    Kindly share with me, what is your source.

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